DC Taxis Want Uber-Like Surge Pricing

Posted on April 9, 2014

So-called "surge pricing" is a concept that many D.C. taxi passengers know all too well. Anyone who has hailed an Uber cab during a high-traffic night can tell you about the rates that result when demand and availability determine price.

Currently, D.C. cabs are bound by rules that keep fares tied to meters, but the new rules would give drivers flexibility on pricing when riders book online and via smartphone apps, WAMU reports. Don't worry about cabs hailed on the street charging surge fares, though. That would still be off-limits.

Related Topics: industry regulations, service pricing, surge pricing, taxis

Comments ( 2 )
  • Andrew

     | about 5 years ago

    Because people on the street getting in the cab aren't warned about the surge prices. But good luck hailing a cab on the street now.

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