20 percent fare increase for St. John’s Taxi Association Members

St. John's Taxi Association members at their dispatch location in Heritage Quay/ 2018 photo

The St. John’s Taxi Association has secured a phased 20 percent fare increase for its members.

This welcomed adjustment offers much-needed relief to taxi operators in the area. Patrick Burnette, President of the association, disclosed that this long-sought fare increase will be introduced gradually.

Starting from October 1, a 10 percent increase will be added to fares, with the remaining 10 percent spread over the next three years.

This substantial raise will directly benefit prepaid members serving the St. John’s Cruise line vicinity.

The taxi industry, hit hard by the pandemic, saw a transformation in fare systems in 2021, adapting to passenger numbers rather than a fixed rate for a full load.


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  1. Divide and rule. It used to be that taxi fare increases were spread throughout all the Associations. Everybody benefitted. Now we are seeing tiered fares at the airport and hotels, another structure for the port, no thought for those operating at Lower Church Street, Woods Mall, and other roadside taxi operators. What of those operating out of English Harbour?
    Divide and conquer.

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