Flat rate zone-based taxi fares are now in effect at McCarran International Airport.
The rates went into effect after a 6-month pilot program.
If someone takes a taxi from the airport to the area of the Las Vegas Strip closest to the airport, it will now cost a flat fee of $19. If the person is traveling closer to the heart of the Strip, it will cost $23. And if someone takes taxi to the Stratosphere, it will cost $27.
The Nevada Taxi Cab Authority believes this change, along with shorter wait times, will make taxis the most convenient options for riders.
Jonathon Schwartz, director of Yellow Checker Star Transportation and Newcab, sent the following statement:
As a result of the new flat rate fare pilot program, taxis will be able to offer passengers the most convenient ride option between the airport and the resort corridor with a set, known fare. That means travelers know before they arrive in Las Vegas that they have a curbside option ready and available to them with a price point they know in advance of the ride. This changes the dynamic for our passengers and our drivers, and we see it as a great way to level the playing field and create more rides for our drivers.