Taxi Fares In Ripon Going Up February 1

Taxi fares will be going up by 25 cents across the board in Ripon next Wednesday. The Ripon Common Council approved the hike in fares this past week. City Administrator Lori Rich says it will help make up the difference in cuts in Federal and State grant funding. She says the last increase in taxi fares in Ripon was in January of 2009. She says currently they have five vehicles in the City that provide taxi service and two of them are equipped for handicapped riders.