Changes to Title 5 are in effect as of April 20, 2021 and the Town wants to make the community aware of important updates including changes to taxi fares. The Town has regulated taxi fares since 2008, and this update includes the creation of a “Zone System” for ground transportation.
This new system includes a maximum fare that can be charged, allows taxis to charge $4.00 for additional passengers above four persons, and utilizes an average rate of $3.15 per mile. Nationally, the average cost per mile for taxis falls between $2.50 and $3.50.
These updates will ensure customers have predictable fares and that taxi company owners and drivers have reasonable returns. Town Council recognizes that taxis provide convenience and safe transportation options for residents and visitors and mitigate the need for visitors to rent vehicles.
The Town encourages any and all businesses, especially hotels, bars, and other establishments that taxi cabs frequent, to post and share copies of these zone maps. The Town is also making these maps available through the Chamber of Commerce.
Detailed fare zone maps can be viewed by clicking on the links below.