Taxi fares set to rise
Rutherglen and Cambuslang taxi fares are set to rise for the first time in over five years.
Twenty- three operators in the towns have called on the council to grant them an increase.
And 12 want a 70p increase over a two-mile journey to bring the area into line with East Kilbride.
A proposal to increase fares will go to a licensing committee today, (Wednesday).
If councillors approve it, a consultation period of a month will take place to hear any objections .
Fares have remained the same in Rutherglen and Cambuslang since December 22, 2011.
Journeys not exceeding 880 yards currently cost £ 2.40. An additional charge of 20p per 220 yards is then added, making the average two-mile journey £4.80.
Several drivers have indicated their wish for an eight per cent rise.
Those wishing parity with East Kilbride want a new price scheme that would see the average two- mile journey cost £5.50.