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After 16 Months the DC Taxicab $1 Fuel Surcharge Expires Tomorrow, June 20

by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm 27 Comments


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From the Taxi Cab commission:

The $1 per trip fuel surcharge DC taxis have been collecting from passengers for the past 16 months under a temporary regulation will expire midnight Wednesday, June 20, 2012, the DC Taxicab Commission announced today.

First imposed on March 3, 2011 when the price for regular unleaded gasoline in the District was $3.45 a gallon, it was extended July 27, 2011, November 18, 2011, and then for a third time March 6, 2012, when the gallon charge had risen to $3.85.

Projections now are for a continuing decline in fuel prices throughout the summer. The current average daily price in DC is $3.66.

“The Commission will continue to monitor the cost of gasoline throughout the summer and fall and should conditions change it will consider appropriate action,” Ron M. Linton, Commission Chairman, said.

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