New York City Taxi Fares RiseNew York City Taxi Fares Rise

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. As of Tuesday, yellow taxis may begin charging more following an approved fare increase for riders. Taxi rates have remained virtually unchanged since 2006 and will now rise by an expected 17 percent. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)