50-cent surcharge for cabs expected

August 11, 2009 2:22:38 PM PDT
Get ready to dig a little deeper to pay for a cab again. Taxi drivers are bringing back a 50-cent surcharge.

When gas prices rise above $2.70 a gallon for seven consecutive business days a 50-cent fuel surcharge is applied. That extra fee is expected to go back into effect Thursday.

Passengers should look for an orange sign displayed in the seating area of the cab announcing this change. Without the sign -- cabbies are not permitted to collect the fee.