Beginning May 1st, the per-trip fuel surcharge is $1.25. It is adjusted each month based on gasoline prices.
Taxi owners, who say they’ve suffered under rising fuel prices, are pleased.
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.
“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.