traveling by taxi will be up to 40% more expensive

The Buenos Aires government will consider a rise in the taxi card that will be applied in two sections, in September and November.

By Andres Sanguinetti

07/26/2022 – 12:59 p.m.


After the announcements of increases in the prices of bus tickets and train tickets, increases will be added to the fares for traveling by taxi in the City of Buenos Aires. This was ordered by the Buenos Aires government that directs Horacio Rodriguez Larreta through a resolution published this Tuesday, July 26, to convene a public hearing to discuss the new prices.

Unlike previous opportunities, the new adjustment will include the lowering of the flag and will be applied in two stages established for next September and November. The so-called congestion value will also be included in the style of what toll concessionaires already use to charge more during peak traffic hours.

This means that the applicable rate for each trip will not only depend on the starting point of the service and the distance traveled, but also on the congestion factor, which will be calculated based on different types of days and peak and off-peak hours.

The former will govern every day of 7:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.; from 16.00 to 19.59, while non-peak hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:59 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. A fixed amount corresponding to the additional luggage transferred by the user, and the cost of existing tolls on the service route, if any, may also be added to the cost of the transfers.

The Buenos Aires government will consider a rise in the taxi card that will be applied in two sections, in September and November.

The Buenos Aires government will consider a rise in the taxi card that will be applied in two sections, in September and November.

Traveling by taxi will be more expensive

Based on all these considerations, the resolution of the Ministry of Transport porteño understands that the increases will range between 25% and 40%, depending on whether they are applied on a business day, a weekend or a holiday and whether or not they are during peak hours.

Currently, the rate that is applicable to the Public Service of Rental Cars with a Taximeter is set by Decree No. 139/22 at $14.40 per day and $17.40 per night, values ​​that have been in force since last April.

During the hearing at the end of August it will be proposed that those prices are modifiedfor the first part of the increase in September to $18.70 for daytime and $22.50 for nighttime. And in the second part to be implemented in November, at $22.50 and $27 respectively.

The daytime rate will begin to be applied automatically from 06:00 a.m. from the first trip made by the vehicle during daytime hours.

In the same way, it will cease to be applied automatically from 10:00 p.m. from the first trip made by the vehicle outside daytime hours.

traveling by taxi will be up to 40% more expensive

Traveling by taxi will be up to 40% more expensive

Unified claim

The increases were claimed by the Taxi Car Owners Union (UPAT); the Capital Taxi Drivers Association (ATC); the Autotaxi Business Chamber (CAMETAX); the Union of Owners and Agents of Taxis of the Argentine Republic (UPYMRA), the Union of Taxi Drivers of the Federal Capital (SCT) and the Union of Owners of Automobiles with Meters (SPAT).

They all requested the ministry that directs Juan Jose Mendez a readjustment of the rate for understanding that the current values ​​do not allow to recompose its costs or its profitability, affected by the strong and constant rise in inflation.

In fact, they presented a “Rate Study of Operating Expenses and Taxi Profitability” that analyzes the evolution of the economic factors involved in the activity, such as the capital invested as well as the modification of the prices of most of the inputs used. in the operation of the aforementioned service.

According to the report, the projected rate would contribute to the recomposition of the economic equation of the activity.

The unions presented to the Buenos Aires Minister of Transportation, Juan José Méndez, a study on the impact that inflation is causing on their costs and profitability

The Buenos Aires Minister of Transportation, Juan José Méndez, analyzed a study on the impact of inflation on costs and profitability

But to prevent the impact on consumers’ pockets from being greater, the Undersecretary for Mobility Management proposes that the increase to be implemented be carried out in two parts and that a rate be taken into account according to changes in the offer of the service, as well as the readjustment factors by route, depending on the situation on the street.

In order to carry out this process, the Sole Regulatory Entity of Public Services of the City of Buenos Aires required the holding of the thematic public hearing “in order to assess the readjustment of the rate of the Public Service for Rental Cars with a Taximeter and the readjustment of the factors X and FC of the calculation base established to determine the amount of the rate system pre-established, used in the modalities provided by the Public Transportation Service for Passengers in Rental Cars with a Taximeter – Taxis”, as indicated in the official resolution.

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