Taxi Blugeoning

I’m sure many of you have taken a taxi from Newark Airport at one point or another… and as I have recalled, it was always expensive, but reasonable compared to leaving your vehicle in any long or short term parking lot. Last time I recall, it was $35 dollars or so, which is perfectly acceptable, especially with multiple passengers..

But a 411 reader sent it this quick note indicating the price has skyrocketed. I understand the gas costs have increased, but do you think this is a fair price?

Hoboken411,

FYI, The fare to Hoboken from Newark airport has gone up to 51 dollars? WTF? When did this happen? 36 was bad enough!

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41 Comments on "Taxi Blugeoning"


MidnightRacer
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9 years 2 months ago

Anyone have an opinion on Millennium Car Service?

I’m trying to reserve a car between them and A-1 Carma to Newark

strand
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strand
9 years 3 months ago

Just call a hoboken taxi like hoboken first class or indian way have them pick u up. They still charge less then the newark taxis and take credit card

Trail of Dead
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Trail of Dead
9 years 3 months ago

a_siren

What happened between condescending smart-ass post (May 24th, 2007 at 11:43 am), and realization that condescending-smart-ass-post may have been in error, evidenced by post (May 25th, 2007 at 11:41 am) where you *agree* that the fare increase is harsh, and us dumb bastards (not frequent travelers like your sweetass self) actually aren’t getting ripped off because we took the wrong cab and whining about it?
Just wondering

😆

escaped68
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9 years 3 months ago

Let me tell tou about the “poor cab drivers” at ewr. On a scale of 1 to 10 they would need you to spot them 5 points just to get to 1. Even worst are the shifty hustlers that approach people in the term. they are the absolute lowest from of s**t in the world,you ride with them and you are putting your life on the line. THere isn’t enough time and space to tell you stories about either of them.

a_siren
Member
9 years 3 months ago

I agree, when rates went up in March, they went up a lot at once (Hoboken fare went from $35 to $46). And the PA didn’t do a good job of warning people of the increase before it hit.

However, with all due respect, the fares had been at the same rate for many years (I believe about 7 or 8). In that time, the cost of living has gone up a lot, particularly fuel costs and I do think that the taxi drivers were due an increase in fares. I do think that the fare increase would’ve been less shocking if it occurred every couple of years incrementally instead of over 20% all at once. Also, I didn’t think it was fair that Hoboken went up about 25%, but some other towns only went up about 10%. It didn’t have any relationship to the mileage or anything rational other than the ability of the residents to pay, IMHO. In my mind, the fare should relate to the mileage or time incurred. Maybe the arguement is that Hoboken traffic is bad and the driver hits all the NYC-bound traffic, but it still made me mad that I pay more than people going to the ‘burbs that are farther, but to the west.

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