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LA City Council expected to raise taxi rates

Cab fares could be going up. The L.A. City Council is expected to finalize a plan to raise taxi rates on Tuesday.

May 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Cab fares could be going up in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, the L.A. City Council is expected to finalize a plan to raise taxi rates. The changes would include:

  • A drop charge of $2.65 for the first one-ninth of a mile.

  • 30 cents for each additional one-ninth of a mile.

  • Passenger surcharges would increase to $4 per trip at Los Angeles International Airport.

  • A cab ride from downtown L.A. to LAX would cost $46.50.