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Rome taxi fares to rise PDF Print E-mail
Jul 15, 2010 at 08:48 PM
Image Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno has honored the promise he made last fall to the capital's taxi drivers so starting in November (if the increases are approved by a special ad hoc technical commission) you will be paying a bit more for a taxi here than you used to. The increases for the most part regard short trips since the rate per kilometer will now go from 98 euro cents to 1,42 euro for the first five kilometres of your ride. As for transport from the city's airports, the rate will rise five euros to 45 euros for trips from Fiumicino airport to the city center and from 30 to 35 euros from the smaller Ciampino airport. Transport to the Porto of Civitavecchia has been set at 120 euros. Limousine drivers can set their own prices

The new city ordinance also calls for a 50% discount on the meter fare for people bringing sick children to the Bambin Gesù hospital (why this hospital only, some pediatricians are asking) and a discount of 10% for women travelling alone between nine p.m. and 1 a.m. . It rules that taxi drivers with pending judicial cases involving crimes committed during the course of a fare will have their licenses suspended. Drivers will also be required to give receipts that will include the date, time, price and itinerary. Unlike taxi drivers in more advanced countries, they will be required to accept credit cards only for fares costing above 30 euros.



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