The red fleet is getting a raise. The price regulating agency announced Friday that taxi fares would go up 4.21 percent. That means a 20-colon increase for the first and subsequent kilometers.
The current rate is 510 colons for the first and subsequent kilometer. The new rate will be 530 colons or about $1.05.
Rural taxis can charge 690 colons for the second and subsequent kilometers, according to the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos. Taxis at Juan Santamaría airport got a 2.41 percent raise.
The adjustment is done every six months to keep taxi fares in line with petroleum prices and inflation.
The price regulating agency noted that tolls at certain highways are in addition to the taxi fare that shows on the meter.