5 New DC Taxicab Changes You Should Know

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:

New Colors

All taxis will have to be painted red, grey and black.
New DC Taxi Colors

Fare Increase

The base fare will change on June 1 from $3.00 to $3.25.

Extra Fees

– 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.

Other Changes

All other charges, such as baggage fees, have been eliminated. Exception of telephone dispatch ($2) and snow emergency charge

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