San Francisco taxi meter rates to go up

August 3, 2011 9:19:17 AM PDT
Tuesday night, San Francisco's transportation agency approved a taxi meter increase - the first since 2003. Starting in 30 days, just getting into a cab will go up from $3.10 to $3.50. Rates will increase by 50 cents a mile and 10 cents for every minute stuck in traffic.

The increase may be eased by the addition of nearly cabs to city streets. Thirty-five of those cabs will be full-time vehicles and 50 cabs will be in service during peak travel times like weekends and nights.