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Taxi fares will increase

, probably by early March. Even though the Taxi and Limousine Commission board still needs to approve the hikes, Newsday has these details:
– Base fares will jump 25 percent, to $2.50 from $2.
–Each additional fifth of a mile will cost 40 cents, up a dime from the current 30 cents.
–The new rates would make the price of an average cab ride about $8.40, up from $6.85.