For the first time in eight years, New York City cab fares are going up ~17% across the board. Furthermore, the fixed cost fare between JFK Airport and the city is going from $45 to $52 (plus tolls, tax, and tip). While the change went into effect last week, not all cabs will have the new pricing until the end of the month.
Anyway, this seems fair (to the extent that gas prices have gone up so much and they haven’t raised prices in eight years), though ultimately we’ll see how many consumers start taking the subway instead as a result.
I know this will definitely impact my decision to take cabs, especially to/from JFK. During non-rush hour I found the JFK cab fare to be worthwhile, especially with luggage and multiple people traveling, given that the time savings can be substantial compared to the subway and AirTrain. However, at $52(++) I’d be a lot less likely to take a cab.
Will the pricing change impact your decision to take a cab in New York?