Cab Drivers Want Steep Fare Hike, Vomit Cleanup Fee
Updated 12/20/11 – 5:20 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s been six years since Chicago cab drivers have had a fare increase and cabbies say it’s about time they had another one.
As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports, a group of 1,500 cab drivers have signed off on a proposal to raise fares by 22 percent, charge credit card users a $1.50 convenience fee and a $75 fee for drunken passengers who vomit in their vehicles.
The cabbies also want to impose a $50 fee for the use of a fraudulent credit card and a $1 fee for each additional passenger. Currently, there is a $1 fee for the first additional passenger and a 50 cent fee for every other extra passenger.