Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008| After vacationing in New York and New Orleans over the last few years, I was struck by how reasonable their cab fares were compared to San Diego. So, I fooled around the internet until I found a comparison of cab fares in large U.S. cities. Sure enough, with the exception on Honolulu, San Diego’s fares were the highest in the country; higher than D.C., New York, Chicago, San Francisco and all other major cities you associate with high costs. So, someone is making a bundle on cab fares in San Diego. It apparently isn’t the cabbies. Remember now, although fuel is more expensive here, maintenance costs are much lower because of the benign weather. My vote is to get rid of the restrictions and let the cabbies set their own fares.

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