You could be paying more for using a taxi in the near future.
Wood Buffalo council is looking into amending their ‘Vehicle for Hire Bylaw’ which would give drivers more financial security.
This would make passengers pay the $3.00 service fee charged to drivers. The fee was put in place to give drivers access to a heated bathroom and paved parkways.
An additional $5.00 surcharge would also be added for people who request a van from the airport to Fort McMurray and $10.00 to the rural hamlets.
Passengers would also need to pay an extra $200.00 if the drivers needs to clean their vehicle because of the actions by the occupant. Before, the fee was $75.00.
Council will discuss fully amending the bylaw when they come back from summer recess.