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Taxi fare hike bid up to nat’l officials

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Many of us in Cebu City seem to take taxis, thus the cost may be going up, just thought you might like to know, no big deal.

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If the request will be granted by the LTFRB, the flag-down rate will still be P40, while the running fare will be added by P2, from P3.50 it will become P5.50 for every 300 meters and per waiting time on passengers.

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I will therefore yield to the wisdom of our national officials since they are the ones who have jurisdiction over this taxi fare increase petition,” said Cuizon when sought for comment on the LTFRB’s plan to explore increasing taxi fare to make the taxis more competitive against transport network companies like Uber and Grab, which implement fare surges.

 

So increasing the taxi fares makes them more competitive?  I'd still rather pay a bit extra and have a nice clean well maintained Grab car driven by a careful owner thank you.

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It's an increase of over 50% in distance and time meterage. That's pretty big.

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23 minutes ago, spydoo said:

It's an increase of over 50% in distance and time meterage. That's pretty big.

Doubt that will happen. Better check taxies with Incorrect working meters

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Taxi rates go up,,,,,,Uber rates will soon follow.

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1 hour ago, Soarking said:

Taxi rates go up,,,,,,Uber rates will soon follow.

Unfortunately you're probably right

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1 hour ago, Soarking said:

Taxi rates go up,,,,,,Uber rates will soon follow.

...or they will become even more attractive than they are now.  :popcorn:

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19 hours ago, Lee said:

waiting time on passengers

This is the part that gets me.  They don't wait on passengers, they wait on the other traffic so what they really want is an increase to cover what they are losing per hour due to taking more time to get from A to B.  I do see their point.  It takes longer to travel around Cebu than it did 5 years ago so they need more money per trip to cover their time.   For me, if the fares go up I just stop tipping as I know he is getting a "fare" wage. :lol:

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The fare hike has been approved:

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/10/04/ltfrb-approves-taxi-fare-hike-567667

In a decision on October 4, LTFRB said the taxi services operating in Metro Manila and provinces, except Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), are "permanently" authorized to raise a flag down fare of P10, resulting in the flag down rate of P40.

I'm pretty certain that's just saying the 10 pesos reduction which was reduced to 30 flag fall without changing the meters basically just taking 10off the total has now been permanently reverted back to 40php after being temporarily adjusted back to 40 in February so no changes at all to what it currently is just a technically.

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