The new taxicabs will feature enticing bells and whistles, as some will be equipped with outlets to charge your electronic goodies, and some even oversized sunroofs—they call theme skylights. There’s even steps to make it a little bit easier to jump in and out of your ride.
Even with the recent approval there are still some that question the ability of the new cars. They’re not all wheelchair-accessible, and there's been wondering about whether the fuel efficiency is actually better than that they’re replacing. All arguments aside, it’s pretty much a done deal, and the taxis will start rolling around the city late next year.
Just remember to bring a little extra cash if you want to experience that new taxi smell—if that’s even a thing—as rates just went up roughly 17 percent. Fares depend on where you’re going and all kind of other algorithms, but if you used to pay around $10 for your trip you’re now looking closer to $20. Happy hailing!