A new increase in taxis came into effect which was approved on Thursday by the Deliberative Council and, in this way, the people of La Plata will have to pay between 20 and 25% for all trips made in the city.
The lowering of the flag, as provided by the approved ordinance, went on to cost $144 (20% more) and the token every 120 meters rose from $12 to $15 (25%), which represents an average increase of 22.5%. While the night rate, which is valid between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., also increased: the drop went from $132 to $159 (20%) and each token from $13 to $15 (15%). In this case, the average increase is 17.5% taking into account both rates
With the new rate table, depending on the number of blocks of the routes, the longest trips will have a higher increase because the rise of each token is higher.
Ten blocks (for example from 7 and 50 to 7 and 40; from 7 and 50 to 50 and 17; from 7 and 50 to 7 and 60; and from 7 and 50 to 50 and 118): it went from $240 to $294 (22 ,5%)
Twenty blocks (for example from 7 and 50 to 7 and 530; from 7 and 50 to 50 and 27; from 7 and 50 to 7 and 70; and from 7 and 50 to 50 and 128): from $360 to $444 (23, 33%).
Thirty blocks (for example, from 7 and 50 to 7 and 520; from 7 and 50 to 50 and 137; from 7 and 50 to 7 and 80; and from 7 and 50 to 50 and 138): from $480 to $594 (23 .75%).
You have to go back to May 2017 to find rates that allowed you to take a taxi at 7 and 50 and leave the Casco Urbano with only $100. Explained with other numbers and with a longer time projection, a trip of 18 blocks, for example from 7 and 50 to 7 and 32 cost $65 in May 2017 (the flag drop was $20 and each token $2.50). With this increase it will cost 414 pesos (536% more).
The organizations that bring together taxi owners and drivers have been demanding since July from the Deliberative Council an update of the rates to compensate for what was lost due to inflation.
The drivers demanded a higher increase than the one that was finally approved this Thursday. The sector demanded that the lowering of the flag that today costs $120 rise to $160 and that the token that is worth $12 will cost $16, that is, an increase of 33%. And as for the night rate, they requested that the drop go from $132 to $180 and the tab from $13 to $18, which implied a rise of 38%. They also demanded that the night rate be extended to holidays.
The last increase had been approved last April. At that time, the flag drop went from $98 to $120 (22% more) and the chip from $8.50 to $12 (41%). While the night rate went from $105 to $132 (25.7%) and each token from $9 to $13 (44%). The particularity on this occasion was that the value of the token was unified: both day and night it will cost $15.
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