This story originally inaccurately reported that the cab fare vote would take place Tuesday. It has been corrected. For an update on Tuesday’s meeting, read District of DeBonis.

Cab drivers wait for riders in Georgetown. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

The Washington Examiner reported that the proposal would raise the rate from $1.50 to $2.75 per mile for cab rides in the District. The Examiner reported that the vote would take place Tuesday, but no vote is expected until next month.

Additional fees, such as surcharges for extra riders and luggage, would be eliminated.

The increase would be a way to boost wages for cab drivers in the District, where the price of a cab ride ranks among the lowest for major U.S. cities, according to a recent survey by The Washington Post.

The last time the per-mile rate was changed was in 2006, according to the Associated Press.

A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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