Good news, bad news: As we reported previously, the streets should be filled with with the sight of more cheerful chariots ready to take you to or from your favorite bar as of next week. The bad? The new fares make San Francisco cabs among the most expensive in the nation. As of Monday, expect to see a starting cost of $3.55 on the meter, with an increase of 55 cents for each 1/5 mile (that's $2.75 a mile for the math averse).

There will be a total of 85 more taxis on the street, which actually isn't that much, but it should help this situation a small bit.

Transit hero and Supervisor Scott Wiener has called authorities out for their practices, claiming that "the MTA is proposing to charge people more for the same inadequate service." Maybe we should just invest in more comfortable shoes?

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