MindStalker: I can't wait for self driving cars to drive these guys out of business.
Summercat: While I agree that taxis ought to be regulated in general, as per the base arguements presented in the article for said regulation, I do not see why it has to be a flat fee that low.In short, the practice is okay, but the specifics might need tweaking. A lot. The Taxicab companies do have a point about them not being profitable. If the city wants to use them as a public transportation company, perhaps they should considering hiring the cabs themselves, and charging fees that keep the business break-even.Allow cabs to set some rates themselves, but they have to be fixed once the cab starts. No gouging rich looking people (Nobody deserved to be gouged.). Perhaps a flat fee plus a distance and gas surcharge that covers a predetermined estimate (Generated weekly, or even monthly, to adjust for price fluxuations) of the cost of wear and tear and gas for said distance.I dunno. *shrug*
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