STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
CATCHING a cab in Palma is going to be much easier this summer after it was announced yesterday that an extra 150 taxis will be on duty during the peak summer months and new limits will restrict the number of cabs gathering at the port, airport and along the Playa de Palma.

Palma City Councillor to Transport, Joaquin Rodriguez, wants to see more taxis on the ranks and streets of Palma, especially on days which are either too hot or too wet.

The new deal reached with Palma taxi drivers also states that cabbies can not operate at the port, airport or Playa de Palma on at least six days per month.

The main reason being that quite often there is a shortage of cabs in the city centre because they are all at the airport, hoping for a long lucrative trip to Alcudia, for example.

The “taxi tour” fares are going to be increased. At the moment the tariffs are 30, 55 and 70 euros for a one, two or three hour tour.
As part of the new agreement, the fares will rise to 30, 60 and 90 respectively.
The extra 150 cabs came into operation on May 17 and will remain on the streets of Palma until October 16, the end of the summer season.