Taxi Authority Considering Fuel Surcharge For Vegas Cab Ride

It looks like the rising price of gas is about to drive up the cost of a Las Vegas taxi ride.

The Nevada Taxicab Authority plans to ask its board later this month to approve letting cabbies temporarily charge 25 cents more per metered mile to cover skyrocketing gas costs.

Officials say the fuel surcharge would add $1 to the average four-mile trip in Clark County.

That same trip in May cost $12.85.

The authority's also considering permanently boosting the cost of a taxi ride from $2.20 to $2.40 per mile, with wait times increasing $2, to $30 an hour.

The fuel surcharge would be subject to board review in January.

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