Even if you don’t own a car in DC, you’ll still be feeling the pain at the pump. Starting today, DC taxicabs can charge an extra $1 fuel surcharge for rides within the District of Columbia.
For now the fee is set to last until July 25th, but could be repealed sooner. Mayor Vincent Gray gave the orders for the fuel surcharge after it was recommended by the D.C. Taxicab commission. As reported by The Washington Post earlier today, the surcharge was added in response to rising gasoline prices.
No word on where you can lodge a complaint, but DC Taxicab Commission’s site says you can call them with questions at (202) 645-6018.