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Cabbies Want 42 Percent Increase To Raleigh Fares

Posted August 22, 2006 7:48 a.m. EDT

— A 5-mile taxi ride in Raleigh for $17 could be right around the corner.

Taxi industry officials asked the city for a 42 percent rate increase. Cabbies said that despite rising gas costs, they haven't seen a hike in years.

If it passes, Raleigh would be the most expensive place to catch a cab in the state. Mayor Charles Meeker said an increase is likely, but probably not the requested 42 percent.