Association seeks HUF 290 kilometer fee for Budapest taxis

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Hungary's National Taxi Association (OTSz) wants the capital's taxis to charge HUF 290 per kilometer on top of a HUF 550 base fee, daily Népszabadság said on Wednesday.

OTSz rejected a plan to set a maximum taxi tariff in a draft resolution, the paper said. Instead, it proposes an annual review of charges.

At present, Budapest taxi drivers charge about HUF 240 per kilometer for street side pickup on top of a HUF 300 base fee. Kilometer fees are less for cabs ordered by phone and for corporate clients.

OTSz also proposes that Budapest's taxi drivers buy white vehicles and apply yellow decals to the roofs to create a unified look.

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