NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans Taxicab & For Hire Bureau issued reminders in advance of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in regards to taxi fares. Taxicab rates to or from any place or point within the City of New Orleans to the Fairgrounds will be $5.00 per passenger or metered fare, whichever is greater. This rate is only authorized for trips heading to and from the Fairgrounds.
Customers are encouraged to request and maintain receipts for each trip. Automated receipts for cash and credit card transactions should be printed directly from the taximeter or the passenger information monitor (PIM) system. Essential information located on receipts will assist customers with locating and retrieving lost items in a timely fashion. In addition, receipts will assist with follow up on compliments and complaints.
It is unlawful for any driver to ask for, demand, charge, or collect any rates of fare other than as set forth in the New Orleans City Code. For compliments or complaints, customers should call 504-658-7176; or visit http://new.nola.gov/taxicab-for-hire-bureau/feedback/.
The Taxicab and For Hire Bureau is a division of the Department of Safety and Permits and regulates the permitting and processing of all taxicabs and for hire vehicles within the city of New Orleans.