I'm an old school taxi driver. I charge $4.00 for the first mile and $1.75 for every mile after that. As far as time goes, it's $0.25 a minute, but only if it's a store-type stop. I don't believe in charging different rates for different areas.
Medical rates are different. I charge $4.00 for the first mile and $1.50 per mile after that. I'm still a small company right now, having two taxis. I service Rochester, East Rochester and Gonic.
My company prides itself on being honest, true and dependable. Any one who has ever rode in my taxi become a Frank's Taxi fan. I don't do trips to Logan and such; I believe that local people who need to get to the doctor or work are far more important.