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Council denies taxi rate increase

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City Council has denied its support to a proposed 33 per cent increase of taxi cab fares in the City.

At Tuesday night’s council meeting, the City’s only cab company, Teco Taxi, submitted a request for the City to support an increase to both its flag rate and distance rate.

Councilor Ackerman says there’s no reason why rates should increase that significantly.

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Last year, Fort St. John Cabs Ltd. and Teco Taxi were granted a 27% increase by the Passenger Transportation Board.  Both companies reported they were losing money for 10 years.

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Since then, the companies have merged into one.

Mayor Bruce Lantz says the majority of people who use this service are seniors and lower income families.

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Currently the flag rate for the company sits at $4.05 and the distance rate is $2.32 per kilometre.

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Council voted unanimously to not support Teco Taxi’s request.

Nearly a year ago, council recieved a proposal for another cab company to operate in the City. However, the company did not go ahead with the plan.

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