Miami-Dade County $1.00 taxicab fuel surcharge ends on November 25
(MIAMI, November 25, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department is announcing that the $1.00 fuel surcharge currently being added to each taxicab trip throughout the county is ending on Monday, November 25, 2013. The surcharge was established to help taxicab drivers offset the high cost of gasoline by Ordinance 08-71, passed by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on June 3, 2008.
Ordinance 08-71 provided for a $1.00 surcharge when the average price of regular gas as reported by the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy (EIA) is $3.50 for three consecutive weeks. The surcharge could increase or decrease depending on the average fuel cost for three consecutive weeks as reported by the EIA.
In 2011, fuel prices increased and exceeded $3.50, and on March 29, 2011 the current $1.00 per-trip fuel surcharge took effect. According to the EIA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas has been below $3.50 for three consecutive weeks. Therefore, the $1.00 fuel surcharge is ending.
Taxicab drivers are required to remove the fuel surcharge rate decal from their vehicles and not collect the surcharge. Drivers who continue to collect the per-trip surcharge after November 25, 2013 will be subject to the appropriate enforcement action.
For more information, contact the Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources Department at (305) 375-2481.