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Supervisors mull doubling surcharge to help taxi drivers

Fairfax County supervisors are slated to set a public hearing on June 28 to mull a proposed $2-per-ride emergency taxicab-fuel surcharge to offset the impact of skyrocketing fuel costs. Acting on a request from Old Dominion Transportation Group Inc., supervisors...

Taxi drivers get temporary help from Arlington leaders

Arlington County Board members on May 14 approved a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. There will now be a $1-per-trip surcharge tacked onto the final fare in place...

County Board set to vote on taxi-fare surcharge

Arlington County Board members on May 14 will hold what is likely to be a pro-forma public hearing before enacting a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. Under the...

Letter: Keeping taxis on road longer may not be great idea

Editor: Recent Sun Gazette coverage alluded to a potentially increased lifespan of local taxis, should the Arlington County Board raise the limit on their maximum service years. With companies like Uber and Lyft becoming increasingly more widespread and accessible, I...

Taxis may get longer lifespans if County Board acts

Arlington County Board members are expected to hold a public hearing in May to consider allowing taxis to be in use longer than the current limit of 10 years. The measure, to be considered at the request of the local...

Arlington board mulls relief for taxi drivers

It may come a little late to undo the damage already done by spiraling gas prices, but Arlington County Board members will consider giving the local taxi industry some assistance on a short-term basis. Board members on April 23 are...

Taxi certificates stay steady as demand in Fairfax plummets

For a variety of factors – from the popularity of ride-sharing services to more housing being built near Metrorail stations to the ongoing COVID pandemic – the overall fleet of taxicabs in Fairfax County has fallen by more than...
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