The day has finally come! The D.C. Taxicab commissioner has approved and finalized a date when all cabs must accept credit cards. Assuming there are no changes or delays until then, the date is set for August 31, 2013.
Here are a few things you should know:
All taxis will have to be painted red, grey and black.
The base fare will change on June 1 from $3.00 to $3.25.
– The $1 per additional rider has been brought back.
– A new 25-cent-per-ride surcharge will also be collected to pay for the “commission’s various costs”. Whatever that is.
All other charges, such as baggage fees, have been eliminated. Exception of telephone dispatch ($2) and snow emergency charge