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Seattle City Council to hold hearing on taximeter rate increase legislation

Councilmember Tim Burgess

Seattle City Council to hold hearing on taximeter rate increase legislation

The Seattle City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 6 to receive comments on Council Bill 117465, which calls for an increase in the taxicab meter rate and an increase in the flat rate from downtown Seattle to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Who: City Council Government Performance and Finance Committee

What: Public hearing on taximeter rate increase

When: Wednesday, June 6, 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
(Committee meeting and hearing sign-up begin at 11 a.m.)

Where: Council Chambers (600 Fourth Ave, Second Floor)

The new taximeter rate will raise the taxicab fare on the average 4.4 mile trip from $14.80 to $15.65, an increase of $0.85 (5.7 percent). The increase in taxicab fares will vary slightly depending upon the trip length. A summary of the legislation from the City’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services is available here.

The Committee received a briefing on the proposal on Thursday, May 31. After the public hearing, the committee will consider the legislation on Wednesday, June 20 at 9:30 a.m.

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