After the City of Buenos Aires government did everything in its power to make it difficult for Uber to operate in the city, it is authorizing a new fare hike for taxis. If all goes as planned, fares will increase 15 percent in November, the Buenos Aires City government made clear today as it set up a public hearing on the issue for October 31. If approved, the starting fare for a daytime trip will jump from AR$20.20 to AR$23.20 while at night it will go from AR$24.20 to AR$27.80.
This would mark the second increase in the year after fares increased 20 percent in March. And it would come at a time when taxis have launched a fierce campaign against Uber and other apps, often by setting up road blocks and traffic jams.
Taxi fares have been increasing dramatically over the past few years, rising more than 600 percent since 2008.