BA’s Taxis not Getting Their Fare Share

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In Wayne Bernhardson’s Southern Cone Travel blog, he writes about the struggle for profitability for Buenos Aires’ cab drivers, and compares taxi riding in BA and Santiago, Chile. With fares still low in Buenos Aires, and with cabs running on harder to find natural gases, profitability is difficult to attain unless you own your own cab. Typically, cab drivers wait in long lines for this natural, and cheaper fuel, and are forced to work 12-hour shifts to even out their daily income with their expenses. Bernhardson also writes about a proposed fare increase, which would take effect in the upcoming months. However, there is also a movement to return to gasoline over natural fuel, which would raise the average cost for the cab driver, and make the fare raise merely a minor benefit.

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