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DC Taxicab Commission Enacts Snow Emergency Fare

Monday, February 16, 2015
Hazardous Weather and Dangerous Road Conditions Expected

MEDIA CONTACT: Neville Waters, (202) 645-6020; [email protected]


(Washington, DC) – The Interim Chairman of the DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) Eric M. Rogers announces that the Snow Emergency Fare will go in effect for Washington, DC’s taxicabs to correspond with the declaration by Mayor Muriel Bowser of a snow emergency. The fare will remain in effect for 12 hours beginning at 7:00 am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 unless extended as determined by the weather conditions.

The Snow Emergency Fare authorizes taxicabs to add a flat fee of $15.00 to the metered charge. The objective is to induce taxis to remain in service and be available to meet the transportation needs of the public.

Drivers are advised to monitor the DCTC web site to be aware of possible extensions or changes. Riders who believe they have been charged an excessive fare or who encounter service problems are advised to contact DCTC at 855.484.4966 or [email protected] and leave a brief message describing the issue.

Any extension is dependent on the weather and road conditions.  All motorists are advised to drive with caution especially over bridges, ramps and overpasses.