Taxi Fares under Review

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Inverclyde Council is carrying out a consultation on proposed changes to taxi fares as part of its annual review of tariffs.

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The local operators’ liaison group and other members of the trade were invited to submit their view of the level of taxi fares.

General Purposes Board Chair Councillor Gerry Dorrian said: “The clear message we are getting from taxi firms is they are facing increased running and living costs since the last fare increase in November last year,

“Fuel costs are on the rise and all operators are keen to ensure they can sustain a living wage and attract new drivers.”

The Board agreed to accept the proposals put forward by the taxi trade.

Anyone wishing to comment on them can write to the Head of Legal & Property Services by Saturday 15 September.

A report will go back to the Board in October with the outcome of the consultation and a decision will be made.

Proposed taxi fares

(i)Tariff 1 – flag fall charge to be maintained, and propose a 3% reduction in yardage for the initial charge and subsequent charge for yardage.
(ii) Tariff 2 – flag fall charge to be maintained, and propose a 3% reduction in yardage for the initial charge and subsequent charge for yardage.
(iii) Tariff 3 – flag fall charge to be maintained, and propose a 3% reduction in yardage for the initial charge and subsequent charge for yardage.
(iv) Tariff 4 – flag fall charge to be maintained, and propose a 3% reduction in yardage after the first mile.

 

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