Cabs cut fuel surcharge in half

October 31, 2008 5:36:56 AM PDT
Cab rides are a little cheaper in Chicago today. The gas surcharge went from $1 down to 50 cents. The drop came after seven consecutive days with the average gasoline prices under $3.20 a gallon.

Cab drivers are threatening to strike next month if the city doesn't support a permanent 16 percent fare increase.

Members of the United Taxidrivers Community Council gathered Thursday outside the mayor's office. The group says if there isn't a permanent fare hike, there will be a strike November 12.