LAS VEGAS >> Catching a cab in Las Vegas could cost $3 less in 2017 as the Nevada Taxicab Authority is considering eliminating or reducing the credit card surcharge.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Authority Chairman Stan Olsen says the credit card fee will likely change, though any adjustments would be made up elsewhere, potentially from a small fare hike.
The move comes as Southern Nevada cab companies have been seeing declining revenue and passengers amid increasing competition from ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which tend to charge lower fares.
Olsen is calling for a level playing field between the taxicab industry and newcomers Uber and Lyft. He said the ride-share companies should have to abide by the same rules, permits and tax obligations as traditional taxicab companies.