Over the last week we have had much speculation as to what will occur with the new taxi pricing structures. I am in a quandary in trying to figure out how the city has gotten too and calibrated every single taxi meter in just a short week. Regardless if they are part of a fleet or an independent.
So perhaps over the next few days as people exit or arrive into the city they could post what they were charged and by which provider so that all of us here on the forum can get a better grasp of what is really being charged. In a real time format and by a bunch of independant TA members and not having to rely upon just one opinion when it comes to taxi services and pricing
Keleti to the Sofitel using Citi Taxi = 1850 HUF (example)
Airport to Intercontinental using Fo Taxi = 6500 HUF (example)
Then we can see any dubious activities when we see
Keleti to the Sofitel using 6x6 taxi = 2350 HUF (example)
Airport to Intercontinental using independent taxi = 9600 HUF (example)
So in the future we all can offer better more concise advice as to pricing and we can all get a feel for who is offering the best value for your money. Which companies will continuously offer the best prices and service and none of us will have to rely on the opinion of one person but can refer back to actual pricing sited by many.
Since as all of us know making a law is easy enough what is however the hard part is the enforcing of such. Additionally my biggest interest is going to be in how it is enforced when a dubious charge is presented to say a police officer, who as any of us who have been on the forum have heard the stories of the police not wanting to get involved but simply left the rider/tourist at the mercy of the meter.