Mayor Hints at Raising Taxi Rates

by UrbanTurf Staff

Mayor Hints at Raising Taxi Rates: Figure 1

In an interview with TBD’s NewsTalk on Thursday, Mayor Vincent Gray hinted that taxi rates could increase in DC.

“It’s not the meters themselves. It’s the rate that the meters are set at. That’s something we are going to look at. And I think when you look at it and compare it to other cities, our taxi rates are low,” Gray said.

The talk to increase fares comes after the Mayor has already lifted the $19 fare maximum cap for a ride in the city and added a $1 fuel surcharge.

In related news, it is Bike to Work Day!

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  1. Jeff said at 3:11 pm on Monday May 23, 2011:
    Geez... I think DC cabs are pretty cheap. In fact, once they moved to meters I found my typical fares *decreasing*. Frankly I think these guys are underpaid, and deserve an increase to at least keep pace with inflation and gas prices.
  1. dzad said at 1:19 am on Saturday May 21, 2011:
    higher taxes, higher cab rates. so glad i moved out of dc!!!
  1. Jason said at 1:18 pm on Saturday May 21, 2011:
    This is terrible. Let's boycott dc cabs. Not only are they cheaper in NYC, but they take credit cards and often the cabs will actually pick you up when their for hire light is on.
  1. Rob said at 4:13 pm on Saturday May 21, 2011:
    Recalling Gray strikes me as more likely to succeed than boycotting cabs.
  1. Yellow Cab said at 7:34 pm on Friday May 20, 2011:
    NYC cabs are cheaper.
  1. Former New Yawker said at 7:40 pm on Friday May 20, 2011:
    NYC taxis are cheaper. After I read this post I sent the Mayor's office a note making this argument.
  1. Rob said at 8:31 pm on Friday May 20, 2011:
    The taxi drivers helped get Gray elected. Now he's paying them back. It's pretty clear how things work with him: if you helped get him elected, then helping you is a priority for him. If you didn't, then he doesn't care at all about you.

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