Port seeks flat cab fare for cruise ship passengers

Public Utilities Commission asked to set rate

February 20, 2013|By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun

Port officials have asked the state Public Utilities Commission to set a flat rate for taxi services to and from the cruise ship terminal and three popular city locations.

James White, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, said passengers — many from out of state — have complained "that they are being overcharged and that taxi drivers are not turning their meters on." He asked the commission to set a fare for trips to Fort McHenry, Pennsylvania Station and the Inner Harbor in the same way it established a $30 flat rate for fares to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The commission is expected to act on the request at its March 6 meeting.

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