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Cabs in Prince George's County, Md., can now charge passengers extra whenever the price of regular gas goes above $3 a gallon.
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Cabs in Prince George's County, Md., can now charge passengers extra whenever the price of regular gas goes above $3 a gallon.

The price hike takes effect immediately and could stay in place through June 2012.

The county executive has the authority to approve a temporary surcharge whenever the average price of regular gasoline goes above $3 per gallon. We've been above that level for awhile now, with current prices topping $4 a gallon in many places.

Should the price dip back below $3, the surcharge would be dropped.

There are a couple of exemptions to the price bump: anyone 60 years of age or older and any fares related to county contracts are exempt.

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