Gray signs order for $1 taxi fuel surcharge
Updated: March 28, 2011 - 09:36 am
Taxicabs can begin charging a $1 fuel surcharge for rides within the District of Columbia to offset the rising cost of gasoline.
Over the weekend, Mayor Vincent Gray announced he has signed an executive order authorizing the surcharge. It began Monday and will last through July 25.
But the fee can be repealed sooner by the D.C. Taxicab Commission.
A statement from Gray's office says his order follows a recommendation by the Taxicab Commission to offset the rising price of fuel in the Washington area. It could be eliminated if fuel prices begin to decline.
The surcharge won't apply to taxi fares that cross the borders into Maryland or Virginia.
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