D.C. Taxi Rides Will Cost More

Monday, Mar 28, 2011  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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Darcy Spencer reports that starting Monday you'll pay an extra dollar every time you get into a D.C. taxi due to a gas surcharge.

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Cab fare just went up by a dollar in the District.

Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law a $1 surcharge for taxi rides inside D.C.  That means fares are effectively going up by a buck.

The new charge is supposed to help offset the cost of gasoline for taxi and delivery drivers.  The average price of an unleaded regular gallon is $3.74 in D.C., about 20 cents more than the national average.

The surcharge will go into effect on Monday, and is scheduled to expire in four months.

Interstate fares are not subject to the extra charge.

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