Cabbies Want Fare Hike (Again), Vomit Fee

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 24, 2009 7:00PM

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We'd never thought we'd be so blessed as to write the phrase "vomit fee," but that's exactly what Chicago cab drivers are asking for in their latest round of demands. The new fees cabbies are asking for from a City Council committee today are:

  • An additional $0.50 for each ride
  • An additional $0.30 per mile
  • A credit card convenience fee of $1.50
  • A dispatch call fee of $1
  • A vomit clean-up fee of $50

No word on whether or not you'd have to pay the vomit fee if the vomiting is induced by the cabbie's erratic driving. [Trib's Clout Street]