Mayor Rejects Taxi Surcharge for Playoff Games - NBC4 Washington

Mayor Rejects Taxi Surcharge for Playoff Games



    The D.C. Taxicab Commission will not enforce an additional passenger charge for Washington Nationals home playoff games after all.

    The DCTC announced Wednesday a $1 charge for each passenger after the first passenger on trips to and from the stadium.

    But D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray quickly rejected the idea, DCTC Chairman Ron Linton told News4's Tom Sherwood.

    The surcharge plan was rescinded Thursday.

    Taxis will still be allowed to line up on M Street.

    D.C. transportation officials and police also are worried about crowd control. Extra staff will be spread out almost a mile from the station to keep traffic moving.

    “We're going to do the best we can to manage those crowds,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. “It's not just cars. It's pedestrians and everybody tends to all go at one time.”