Cabbie charges go up in Provincetown

Licensing Board votes in rate increases

If you are planning on hailing a cab in Provincetown, be prepared to hand over a few extra shekels. The Provincetown Licensing Board voted last week to increase livery fees, effective immediately. The vote was taken following a public hearing held Tuesday, May 13 at Town Hall.

The following fees under Provincetown Licensing Board Rules and Regulations 8.01 Taxi Cab/Livery Owners are as follows:

  • Increase in flat rate to or from Provincetown Municipal Airport or Race Point Beach from $8 per person to $9 per person.
  • All other fares in Provincetown will increase from a flat rate of $6 per person to $7 per person.
  • A maximum hourly rate of $120 may be charged in Provincetown. This rate was doubled. Livery rates may vary.
  • Seniors (65+) may only be charged a flat rate of $6, up from $5.
  • Stops will incur a maximum rate of $2 per minute, waiting time charge.
  • The maximum rate for deliveries increased from $11 to $14 per drop-off.

All rates, according to town regulations must be visibly posted in each vehicle.

At the same meeting, five taxi operator licenses were issued--two for Cape Cab drivers, one for a Mercedes Cab driver and two for Pride Taxi Service drivers. Five drivers, one for Cape Cod, one for Black & White Taxi and three for Junior's taxi had their licenses renewed.  Seven vehicle licenses were also renewed, one for Pride Taxi Service, one for Cape Cab, four for Mercedes Cab and one for Funk Bus, according to the meeting agenda. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on