Taxi fares could rise by 12% after a new report into operating costs.
The National Transport Authority says the review into running taxis found operating costs had increased in the last five years by 11%.
🚕 Taxi fares in Ireland could go up by 12%.
A report says running costs have increased by 11% in the last five years.
💳 NTA says it wants cashless options to be the norm in taxis and has opened a public consultation.https://t.co/nbW16gTDBU
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It also noted that adding in terminals to be able to accept more card options will add another 1% of running costs.
A 2019 report recommended an increase of 4.5% on fares but this was delayed due to the pandemic, while this new report has taken into count the additional running costs from the increase in the price of fuel recently.
The NTA also says it wants more card options in taxis, with the body saying "taxis will be brought into line with other services, with cashless payment now the norm in shops, supermarkets and restaurants across the country."
A public consultation has been opened on the issue of taxi fares and the card option, and will run until May 27th.