Taxi fare is $5
Ok everyone, sorry for the confusion. As I put in the comments earlier today (and as clarified by Annette Chapparro – Div. of Tax & Limo Licenses) – Here is a summary of the rate structure for the new taxi ordinance:
“Taxicab fare increased from $4.00 to $5.00 effective March 4, 2008. If the cab is shared with the consent of the first rider, the second rider will also pay $5.00 (no more than 2 paying passengers). The first rider must be dropped off first.”
The only copy of the taxi ordinance on the city website is here: http://hobokennj.org/pdf/amr/cc/resolutions/respac-12-3-2007.pdf which reflects the $2.50 rate.
There was a “Special” council meeting on Jan 23rd, but the updated ordinance was not made publicly available online: http://hobokennj.org/pdf/amr/cc/agenda/SCCM-1-23-08.pdf
More about issues like this tomorrow morning.
(thanks sidd finch for the picture)
Many people have emailed Hoboken411, unsure if the taxi cab increase in Hoboken is legitimate.
My apologies for not making it a bit clearer. Yes, the ordinance was voted in on Feb 6th, effective the first week of March.
Keep in mind that (according to the copy of the ordinance I have) ride-sharing is now legal, but make sure you are aware that it’s a REDUCED FARE for additional passengers. (Please correct me if they revised the ordinance.)
According to this statement, it doesn’t specify whether it’s $2.50 for EACH additional passenger, or $2.50 extra for the whole ride. I write these articles at like 5:00am, so it might be clear as day to you.
§ 179-20. Taxicab fares.
The maximum rates of fare allowable for taxicabs licensed by the City of Hoboken shall be as follows:
A. Any destination within the City shall be five dollars ($5.). If cab rides are shared with the consent of the first rider, the fee may be increased by two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) provided that they are equally divided among each subsequent rider. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. The fare for senior citizens shall be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50).