Taxi Commission proposes fare hike

Photo courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie
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courtesy of Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie

Taking a taxi in the District may get more expensive next year, as you might’ve heard. Martin from DCist has all the details of the 20-page report from the Commission, but the basic gist is: Per mile fare will be $2.16, and increments will drop from 1/6th of a mile to 1/8th of a mile. The $3 flag-drop fee will remain, but most surcharges will go away.

The fare hike is good news for the about-to-launch Uber, which will send a car service around for you starting at a $15 minimum, but the fare structure starts at $7, with $3 mileage fees or $42/hour waiting fees. ย We’ll have more on them as the week goes on about their launch.

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