Fuel Surcharge in DC Taxicabs

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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For now the fee is set to last until July 25th, but could be repealed sooner.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.

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at) welovedc.com.

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