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(Washington, DC)  — Taking a taxi in the District is about to cost you more.  Citing the recent spike in the price of gasoline, Mayor Vincent Gray has approved an emergency one-dollar taxi cab surcharge to help cabbies offset their out-of-pocket costs.  The surcharge goes into effect tomorrow.  Cab drivers had been lobbying the city government for some time to take action.  The surcharge will expire in four months unless the DC Taxicab Commission decides to get rid of it earlier.  The surcharge is only applicable to taxi rides within the District.

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