While a vomit clean-up fee is the most eye-catching change under a new ordinance going into effect Sunday, there are a few more differences riders will notice. Some cabbies are unhappy with the changes, which include increases to their costs but no corresponding increases to their rate of fares. Drivers have been seeking a fare increase for years.
Here's a rundown:
Costlier flag-pull: Say goodbye to the $1 gas surcharge and hello to an additional $1 charge for getting in a cab. The gas surcharge was folded into the flag-pull (the flat fee you pay for hailing a cab) and made permanent, bringing the total cost for entering a cab to $3.25.