Philadelphia Taxis

(An arriving traveler grabs a cab outside Philadelphia's 30th Street train station.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Ka-Ching! Philadelphia Taxi Riders Begin Paying Fuel Surcharges

Beginning May 1st, the per-trip fuel surcharge is $1.25. It is adjusted each month based on gasoline prices.


(credit: Mike DeNardo)

Floating Fuel Surcharge Added To Philadelphia Taxicab Fares

Taxi owners, who say they’ve suffered under rising fuel prices, are pleased.


(The Philadelphia Parking Authority's hearing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, centering on making Philadelphia's taxi fleet wheelchair accessible.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Taxi Drivers Don’t Want To Be Saddled With Cost of Wheelchair Access

The Parking Authority wants to require 300 of the city’s 1,600 taxicabs to be made wheelchair accessible this year, and all of them by 2016.


(Taxicabs at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 4: The Other Side of the Coin

“I don’t think anybody else wanted the task of regulating the taxi industry,” says the owner of a Philadelphia cab company who thinks the Parking Authority is doing a pretty good job of it.