Taxi fare is $5

3/17/2008 Update:

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.

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(thanks sidd finch for the picture)

3/14/2008:

Many people have emailed Hoboken411, unsure if the taxi cab increase in Hoboken is legitimate.

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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.

ยง 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).

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105 Comments on "Taxi fare is $5"

homeworld
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[quote comment=”133461″]How can I contact Annette Chapparro – Div. of Tax & Limo Licenses?

Here is my situation:
I live in 1000 Jefferson. Every morning, when the building shuttle to the PATH is full, some of us end up sharing a cab to the PATH. Lately, the cab drivers have been charging us $3 per person. Sometimes they tell us as soon as we get into the cab and sometimes we agree just to avoid the argument and because we just want to get to work on time and other times we get off the cab. Other times they tell us when we get dropped off and at that point we can either walk away of pay just to avoid the argument.

I thought the fare was $5 if all of us got into the cab at the same time/location. If this is the case, I would like to know how/who to report them.

Thank you,
Jennifer[/quote]

Hoboken Taxi Drivers can’t even be bothered to follow the law about stopping at stop signs. You think they’d actually follow the laws about fares, too?

strand tramp
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strand tramp

so breaking the law is OK because we exploit the illegals to obtain lower retail prices? there’s so many things wrong with this pic that even pelosi can’t think it’s good. allow the individuals that follow the laws and do not bring disease and crime into this country. the illegals are criminals. AND YOU ARE PAYING $25,000.00 PER YEAR/PER STUDENT TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN. AND TEACH THEM SPANISH. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Furey
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[quote comment=”133490″]and i would like to see the illegals rounded up, loaded into a cattle truck, and shipped the F out of here and back to El Casadirt or wherever the F they came from. we lower crime AND we don’t need HOLA anymore.[/quote]

I agree with Strand, but conversely, I don’t think America actually realizes (or cares) about illegals.

Why?

Well, for starters, you DO realize that by employing illegals, it allows a business to keep their prices down? If they hire someone at the legal wages, they have to inflate their prices to compensate.

Take everything you buy and increase it by 30% if you want the illegals rounded up and shipped out, that would be the fallout.

Me? I’m all for paying more money, but I can guarantee you that the majority of Americans would scream bloody murder when that happens.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

and i would like to see the illegals rounded up, loaded into a cattle truck, and shipped the F out of here and back to El Casadirt or wherever the F they came from. we lower crime AND we don’t need HOLA anymore.

Stpaddygirl
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I would like to see a few police on the Presidents Streets(downtown) seems like Monroe,Jefferson, Adams have all been robbery targets in the past few months maybe have someone foot patrol that area. Maybe the cop that rides the horse. Now that would be a real deterent! Esp at 2:00 am ..

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