Taxi commission to consider per-mile rate proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Taxicab Commission is expected to vote on a proposal that would nearly double the per-mile rate for cab rides in the district.

The proposal being considered on Tuesday would raise the rate per mile from $1.50 to $2.75. Cab driver Carolyn Robinson tells The Washington Examiner that Mayor Vincent Gray met with drivers during his campaign and pledged to make the taxi commission examine fares.

The commission is required to review rates every two years but the per-mile rate hasn't been changed since 2006.

Commission chairman Ron Linton was nominated in July by Gray, who has sought changes and improvements in taxi service in the city.