Be prepared to pay more for a cab ride in the District. The D.C. Taxicab Commission approved a $.66 per mile rate hike. The new rate is set at $2.16 per mile.
The Commission approved the plan Wednesday night.
It includes a $15 Snow Emergency charge, and a $25-an-hour wait fee. In addition, passengers will be charged $.50 a piece for each piece of luggage placed into the trunk. Briefcases, bags of groceries, and purses will not be subject to the luggage fee.
All other surcharges will be eliminated.
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The rate hike proposal does not include any customer service upgrades, such as providing a credit card readers.
The proposed plan goes into effect in 30 days, unless the Commission alters it.