Notice of Public Hearings


Notice of Public Hearing on a Permanent

Increase in Taxicab Rates and Revisions to Penalty Provisions

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission is to be held in Conference Rooms 4 and 5 in the Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia on:

Tuesday

August 19, 2014

Time:  7:30 P.M. 

The Consumer Protection Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on the matter of revisions to the Code of Fairfax County, Chapter 84.1, Public Transportation, providing for an  increase in the initial charge from $3.25 to $3.50, for an increase in the mileage rate from $2.10 per mile to $2.16 per mile, for a change in the billing increment from one-seventh (1/7th) of a mile to one-sixth (1/6th) of a mile, for a change in the waiting-time increment and rate, from $0.30 per 51 seconds to $0.36 per 61 seconds, and for a revision regarding general penalties to conform to state law.  The revisions to taxicab rates will increase the average taxicab trip of seven miles by approximately 3.5 percent.

If you would like to speak at the Public Hearing, please call the Consumer Affairs Branch of the Department of Cable and Consumer Services (formerly the Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection) at 703-222-8435 to be placed on the Speakers List, or you may appear and be heard.  You can also email comments to consumer@fairfaxcounty.gov until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. 

Fairfax County supports the American with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.  For sign language interpreters or other accommodation, please call 703-222-8435, TTY 711 at least five days in advance of the public hearing.  Assistive listening devices will be made available at the hearing.


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