Passengers will be dishing out more green in yellow taxis come September.
The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) today approved rate hikes in city cabs by a 6-2 vote with one abstention.
It is the first increase in six years.
A ride will cost passengers approximately 17 percent more after the increase, the TLC estimates.
Initial fares of $2.50 will remain the same, but each click of the meter will jump from 40 cent to 50 cents.
The fixed price between JFK Airport and Manhattan will also climb $7 to $52.
The extra cash will go to the drivers to cover health care and disability.