D.C. cab rides to be $1 cheaper starting tomorrow

This from Washington radio station WTOP’s Web site:

“It’s about to get a little cheaper to ride a cab in the District.

Fairfax and Montgomery counties had already lifted fuel surcharges for cab riders, but WTOP reported on Monday that D.C. cabbies were still charging riders a $1 extra for gasoline.

Starting Thursday, D.C. cab riders will no longer be charged the extra cash.

Leon Swain, chairman of the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission, says low gas prices will eliminate the additional fee at 12:01 a.m. Thursday because gas prices have fallen.”

Riders will still pay the $3 rate for the first 1/6 mile of travel, but shouldn’t see the $1 fuel charge pop up on the other side of the meter starting tomorrow.

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