11/09/2012 11:13 am ET | Updated Nov 10, 2012

Inauguration 2013 Taxicab $1 Surcharge Under Consideration

WASHINGTON -- If you're in the nation's capital in January during President Obama's second inauguration, you might have to pay more for a taxi.

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is considering allowing drivers to charge a special $1 inauguration fee.

According to WRC-TV/NBC4:

The charge would reportedly target extra passengers in each car, in order to encourage cabbies to work during the busiest times of the weekend.

WTOP-FM reports that if approved, this would be the first time for an inauguration surcharge.

The proposal will be discussed at the next D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting, currently scheduled for Nov. 14.

Inauguration Day is scheduled for Jan. 21.


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