of taxicabs in Kodiak will soon be paying more for their rides, after the
Kodiak City Council approved a tariff increase last night (Thursday).
increase includes paying a dollar more at the flag drop, from the current price
of $3.85 up to $4.85. There will also be a 50 cent increase in the per mile
rate, from $2.50 right now to $3. Councilman Jack Maker broke down the extra
cost he’d pay from the center of town to his house.
Increase 1 :11s “…which
is about 1.2 miles.”)
Maker said the rate increase is warranted considering the skyrocketing cost of
gasoline. He added that prices are going up in every industry.
Increase 2 :18s “…get
by here in Kodiak.”)
Tom Walters chimed in that taxicab permit holders and drivers have more than
just fuel expenses to worry about.
Increase 3 :14s “…use
to make a living.”)
rate increase, which was requested by local drivers, will go into effect at the
beginning of August.