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Taxis In D.C. Add $1 Surcharge

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The new surcharge will end July 25, unless it's repealed before that.
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The new surcharge will end July 25, unless it's repealed before that.

The dollar surcharge comes after a recommendation from the D.C. Taxicab Commission to offset rising fuel prices in the area.

Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order Saturday, authorizing the charge. It begins Monday and lasts through July 25, unless the Taxicab Commission repeals it before the expiration date.

The surcharge won't apply to trips that cross into Maryland or Virginia and doesn't apply to interstate fares.

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