Heads up, D.C. taxi riders: The D.C. Taxicab Commission has approved a proposal to increase fares.
The drop rate — the base fare that riders pay at the beginning of a cab ride — would remain $3, but the per-mile rate would jump from $1.50 to $2.16. According to the report, this amounts to an average additional cost of $1.28 per trip for riders traveling two-and-a-half miles or less. Trips shorter than five miles would see an increase of $1.84.
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