The rates for a taxi cab in the city of Louisville, Kentucky are set by the Metro Government. This page explains in plains terms how much a cab SHOULD cost you no matter what cab company you use in Louisville.
The “drop” is the amount on the meter as soon as the cabbies turn it on. The “drop” or starting price on a Louisville, KY taxi meter is: $2.45.
The meter then adds or “runs” at the rate of $2.25 per mile while the cab is moving.
The meter adds $0.45 a minute for waiting or while at a stop.