Some Chicago cab drivers are declaring war on Chicago city government after a committee vote Tuesday in favor of new cab industry regulations.Among the many protestors at Chicago's City Hall Tuesday morning were a few dozen cab drivers."
The City of Chicago is introducing broad changes to its taxi industry regulations.For one, the city is proposing new safety measures. Right now, drivers can work as many hours as they want, even if they're exhausted and shouldn't be driving.
The cost to take a taxicab ride in Chicago is set to go up.The city's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection says that starting at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday the taxicab fuel surcharge will increase to $1 from 50 cents per ride.
If you hop into a Chicago taxi cab this week, don’t be surprised if the driver makes small talk about some big numbers. The City of Chicago just closed an auction for taxi cab medallions; basically, the license to operate a cab.