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Taxi Surcharge: Chicago Aldermen Proposing To Add One Dollar Surcharge To Every Cab Fare

Aldermen propose surcharge for new revenue

Two Chicago Aldermen say the city can find extra money in a cab ride.

They are proposing to add a one dollar surcharge to every cab fare in Chicago.

Ald. Carrie Austin and Ald. Edward Burke say the added charge could mean 70 million dollars in new city revenue.

Cabs “are mainly used by visitors to Chicago, the businesspeople who are on expense accounts, and it isn’t a big amount,” Burke said. “A one dollar surcharge isn’t going to hurt anybody in my opinion, and it doesn’t impact Chicago citizens.”

But cab drivers believe that anything that raises fares will hurt them.

via Taxi Surcharge: Chicago Aldermen Proposing To Add One Dollar Surcharge To Every Cab Fare – WGN.