Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Feeling Gassy?

I forgot to add one more choice to the poll - gas fees. In DC cabs are allowed to charge $1 more sometimes to make up for higher gas prices. These little tags appear on the window saying that from date A to date B cabs can charge $1 more per ride to offset gas costs.

Do other cities let drivers charge more when gas prices are high?


At 5:06 PM, Blogger Lugosi said...

We currently have a $1 surcharge in Fairfax through January 31. We've also had them on several occasions over the last several years. Typically they're approved for a few months at a time.
I know Arlington and Montgomery counties have had them periodically as well. I don't know whether they currently do.

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Mad Cabbie said...

You forgot extra charge for picking up hookers! I bet the would get lots of votes!

At 7:19 PM, Blogger DC Cab Rider said...

Yes, my fault for not consulting Mad before making a poll! ;)

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the gas surcharge ever phased out? Nooooo....Cost just keeps going up and up. I don't tip anymore.

At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Chicago cabbies charge 50% extra when they go out to suburbs. Pay the DC cabbies the same with the meters, why discriminate the DC cabbies? Be HONEST.


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