The D.C. Taxicab Commission held a hearing today to discuss a proposal from an independent driver who suggested that fares be raised from $1.75 to $2.50.

City Paper alum Mike DeBonis tries to quell the rising panic about the fare increase by pointing out that there’s plenty of opposition, and even those in favor of fair increases want cab upgrades. Besides, as we noted yesterday, under this scheme, some surcharges would actually be eliminated.

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