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Package prices for Scenectady cabins rise

push ({flush: true}); It now is $500, twice as much as before, to get a cab licence or locket in Schenectady, and the first half kilometer of the trip has gone up from $3.50 to $4 after the city council on Monday authorized changes to make taxis more secure and services better.

This is the first increase in start tariffs in the town since 2001, and some cab operators had urged it to rise even higher. It proposed to fix a reserve of $500 and to auction the lockets to get cash into the treasury. "We are not doing the right thing with tax payers by not selling medals because we are not earning the revenues we could," Polimeni said, and added that an additional advantage of his concept is to sort out "marginal cab companies".

"Enterprises that value the locket most will offer the most, and it's just a more open way to do things," said Polimeni, lecturer at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. City Councillor Vince Riggi also addressed the session and said that he had some issues with the suggestion not to address medicinal cabins, but was still scheduled to vote for the changes.

Advocates the arrangement of doctors' cabins to take sick people to doctors' offices necessary for the purchase of a medallion and their accommodation under the supervision of the Schenectady Police Department of Public Works, which currently monitors the operations of the 14 cab operators operating in the town. "And I think that doctors should come under the control of the town, and at the moment they don't," saidiggi.

Riggi said after the session that the President of the Council, Leesa Perazzo, reassured him that the Board would address the matter in the near term. Guides fear that taxi operators may see Schenectady as fruitful soil as the $330 million gambling facility opens next February as part of a $480 million riverside housing and retailing development.

There have been complaints from some cab drivers about folks punching plates on their personal vehicles that advertise themselves as cabs and offering trips for only $5, or about prospective clients calling several cabs and taking the first one that shows up.

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