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The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee of the Dallas City Council is recommending raising local cab-fare rates for the first time in nearly 10 years.
In a time when every other sort of cost in our society seems to be headed north, however incrementally, such an increase is only fair.
Currently, city-regulated cabbies typically make just $15,000 to $18,000 a year, after expenses. As anyone who's tried to make ends meet knows, that ain't much.
Under the transportation committee proposal, cab fares would increase by 90 cents for the first mile, and by 40 cents for every mile thereafter.