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Given that taxi cabs are struggling to rival Uber, the assembly will consider the " surge pricing " for taxi trips. It aims to improve the conditions of competition between old-school cab operators and apps that use driving modes such as Uber and Lyft and is part of a suggested revision of the rules that members of the Assembly will discuss in the next few month. Ford Dunbar, representing East Anchorage, presents the decree Tuesday. Taxicab drivers say they are fighting to make a profit after a new state bill permitted Uber and Lyft to access the mar ket last year.

For example, unlike over-drivers, taxidrivers have to foot a leasing premium every day to run their cars, while licensees foot royalties every year. An urban committee restricts how much cab firms can bill - in contrast to Uber and Lyft, which vary their rates according to offer and request. "When ( cabs ) begin to increase their rates sharply, they' re going to change to Uber and Lyft, and many are already," he said.

With the help of an application, Cab clients could find out how much their trip would costs, which makes it possible to compare purchases. Decrease the costs of renewing your $1,700 per year license to $1,425. The mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, in November suggested similar changes to this city's cab business. Urban traffic inspector Eric Musser said his bureau has just gotten the suggested convention decree and it is not clear whether the division will take a stand.

Whilst the suggestion would allow taxpayers to ask more at times of peaking demands, Dunbar says that lower regulator overheads and approval fees are designed to lower the overall cost of taxpayers' money. In recent years, the sector has been marked by upheavals, among them a move by the Assembly at the end of 2016 to significantly raise the number of cab registrations in the town, despite the resistance of some licensees who feared that the flow of taxpayers would undermine their investments.

We' re not saying we' re saying coffeeshops are saying they have to ask $3 for a nice nice nice shot of it. However, we are regulating the cab business very strictly," he said.

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