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DC Taxicab Commission Enacts Snow Emergency Fare

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Additional fare corresponds with declaration by Mayor Bowser administration

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

The Interim Chairman of the DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC), Eric Rogers, today announces that the Snow Emergency Fare will go in effect at 7 am on March 5, 2015 to coincide with the declaration of a snow emergency for the District. The fare will remain in effect for 12 hours unless modified 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.