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New York taxi rates up 17%.
Costs for a New York City taxi are about to rise. On Thursday, the Taxi and Limousine Commission decided to boost taxi rates by an annual 17 per cent, the first large rise in eight years. These new tariffs are scheduled to come into force in September.
Between Manhattan and Kennedy International Airport, the fare will increase by $7 to $52, excluding toll and tips. Newark Liberty International Airport will also be increased from 15 to 17.50 dollars. There were six votes in favour, two against and one abstention.
It also authorised a small adaptation of the amount that taxi drivers can require for renting their cars for one stratum. However, the higher tariffs will go directly towards higher salaries for taxi drivers whose salary has fallen short of rate of Inflation. Mr Yassky admitted that passenger numbers could decrease with the rise, but said that in the past fare rises had only resulted in a small drop in passenger numbers.
However, the owner of large taxi fleet complain that they will not get a bigger share of the higher tariffs and say that they should be able to bill the driver proportionally higher tariffs for hiring a car. In 2004, the last nationwide tariff rise took place when the measured tariffs increased by around 26 per cent.
The results were released when Bhairavi Desai, Managing General of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, received a bunch of bouquets from a chauffeur.
Taxi Nassau Service, fares & tours
Nassau & Paradise Island has many taxi services. Unlike airport and cruising ports, you can get them at several taxi ranks and call them by telephone. You can also have your own taxi service at your localtel. Nassau and Paradise Island have taxi meters.
However, most cabs in the Bahamas run at regular rates. Measured as well as set tariffs are nationally controlled. Road Traffic Department of Governments of Bahamas provides an overview of tariffs between different destination. Please be aware that the rates quoted by the Road Traffic Department are the highest rates a taxi operator can bill you, and all these rates are negotiated.
It is always better to validate the fare for your trip before getting into a taxi in order to prevent later disputes. When you get used to the prevalent rates, you can even arrange a rate with the chauffeur on the basis of your previous experiences, most local people do. That means that the chauffeur can collect other guests from the grandstand or on the way, depending on the available seats.
However, you can consult the chauffeur before boarding and he can consent to offering you a personal journey, which is also usual. When you are on the street and see a taxi driving by, you can stop it and take a drive when places are available. It is also possible to call a taxi.
These are some known taxi contacts: This is a chart showing the rates between different locations in Nassau and Paradise Island. NB: The rates in the above chart are for two people and are the highest rates calculated for two people. Then you can bargain the fare. A 15% tip on the fare is the normal standard.
If you stop the taxi for any reasons, e.g. to pick up food, withdraw money from an ATM, etc., the taxi operator may impose additional charges on you. Therefore, please note your downtime with the chauffeur and calculate the downtime fee in anticipation.
Pindling International Airport (Nassau): It is also possible to rent a taxi by the hours. Government set an $60 per taxi per hour fee. This means you will be charged $60 per hour for the entire taxi, large or small, regardless of the number of people travelling. They can even bargain the tariff if you rent for several working hours. What's more, you can rent for several working days.
Hourly rental is very useful if you are in a group or with your friends and either want to take a trip around the islands, or if you like shopping, eating out, hobbling in a bar, etc. You own the taxi only for the lessons you are paying for. However, you must inform the chauffeur in writing in advance what period you wish to rent.
Watch out for the signs showing BahamaHost in a taxi (mostly on their window - marked on a small black circle). The taxi riders are certificated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and have a particular understanding of the islands, its sights, histories, peoples and cultures. If you visit the islands, the guide will give you a great deal of information along the way.
If you want to rent a taxi from the beach or over the telephone at an hourly fee, it is an optional service. If you want a real led taxi/van trip, it is better to add a little bit of money and do a professionally done trip according to your wishes. Some taxi companies have their own driver who is a great guide.
You will work out a route schedule for you, which depends on the wishes of your group or your group. It is possible to book a half days trip for 3-4 hrs or a full days trip for 8 hrs. As a rule, such a led tours pack is valid at a price per individual. Pets (depending on your group size) for an 8-hour New Providence Iceland trip (i.e. Nassau and Paradise together ) are approximately $75 per adult, per night, per week, per week, per day, per week, per week, per day, per week, per week, per day, per week, per week, per week, per week, per week, per person, per week, per week, per week, per week, per person, home made lunches and drinks, per week, per week, per person, per week, per week, per week, per person, per week, per person, per week, per week, or per week, is approximately $75 per person, including lunch and drinks.
Taxi services with qualified guide are available to explore Nassau and Paradise Islands at the price per capita. This means that even if you are not in a group and would like to go on a taxi trip, you can still afford a per capita fare and go on the trip with other travellers who would similarly make the booking.
Entrance fees to the historic sights are generally not included in the price of the tours (entrance fees to most of New Providence's historic sights are $1, entrance to open beach is free). Below are some well-known taxi touring companies in Nassau: The company is listed under Bahamas Taxi and won the Tripadvisor "Award of Excellence".
It has three luxury 15-seater Hiace Toyota taxi vans and a 30-seater coach for trips & transfer - all air-conditioned and very well cared for. Our guides are available for a visit to Nassau & Paradise Isle. Telephone during business hours (9-17 h, 7 working days a week): Telephone during off business hours:
At Sandra you will find air-conditioned small trucks and tailor-made trips such as historic trips, sea trips, culture trips etc. in Nassau / Paradise Island. They can help you to create the trip. As a rule, the trips last 3 to 5 hrs. Your chauffeurs are'Bahama Host' certificated, competent and professionally trained travelers. Trips can include places such as the historic city centre, Queens Staircase and Fort, Ardastra Gardens, Fish Fry at Arawak Cay, Graycliffs Chocolate Route, Gambier, Clifton Heritage Park, etc.
It also provides transfers, pick-up from supper, transportation to shops etc. in the Nassau / Paradise Island region. Yermaine is a well educated, kind and competent rider with a great deal of New Providence Island travelling history. Typical two-hour city tours for five or more people are $36 per capita, which is very economic.
Of course he will adjust the trip and the length according to your wishes. As you enter the festival square (directly in front of the Prince George Wharf in Nassau cruising terminal), look into the upper corner of the large door and see the fares and telephone numbers of Bahamas Tourism certificated taxi-tourguides.
This taxi tour is offered at a price per capita ($30 per person) and shows you the major Nassau and Paradise Island rides over 2h30.