WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents and visitors to the nation’s capital are about to pay more for some cab rides.
WTOP-FM reports that the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission announced plans this week to remove the $19 cap on fares. That means the meter will keep running until the ride is over, no matter the length.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases Added As Hospitalizations Continue To Increase
The fare cap did not include surcharges for extra bags and passengers or a $1 gas surcharge, which is scheduled to remain in place through mid-November.READ MORE: Maryland Directs All Vaccine Providers To Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot In Light Of Clot Reports
The new rules also mean changes for cab rides from the district into Maryland or Virginia. Now, the meter will keep running at the same rate for those rides as for those entirely within the district.MORE NEWS: FDA, CDC Recommend ‘Pause’ For Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Over Clot Reports
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