Mayor de Blasio proposes 30 cent taxi fare hike

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NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to proposal a 30-cent surcharge on all yellow taxi and green outer-borough cab rides.

The money would be used to fund the initiative to make half of the city’s taxis wheelchair accessible by 2020.

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The 30-cent charge would help pay to make more taxis wheelchair accessible.

Currently, just 231 cabs in the city are wheelchair accessible.

De Blasio said the measure is a “major step forward.”

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is set to vote on the proposal April 30.