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Natick officials: What's fair is fare for local seniors, disabled

Posted by Ralph Ranalli July 17, 2008 08:45 AM

Natick's selectmen have approved a measure exempting senior citizens and people with disabilities from a taxicab fuel surcharge.

The surcharge, which went into effect July 1, adds 50 cents to rides under $10, adds $1 to rides between $10 and $24.99, and adds $2 to rides $25 and over.

The exemption, which applies to people age 60 and older or anyone with a disability, goes into effect on Aug. 1. The program will be reevaluated by town officials next May.

Selectman Joshua Ostroff said riders would not be required to show proof of their age or disability.

“Natick is still a small town, and there’s an element of trust,” he said.

-- Calvin Hennick

2 comments so far...
  1. This is total stupidity!
    This is an affordability issue not a senior citizen or disability issue. So, if I am a rich senior citizen, or a wealthy person on disability I get a break!
    Thanks alot suckers!

    Posted by Snoop July 20, 08 12:23 PM
  1. This is total stupidity!
    This is an affordability issue not a senior citizen or disability issue. So, if I am a rich senior citizen, or a wealthy person on disability I get a break!
    Thanks alot suckers!

    Posted by Snoop July 20, 08 12:30 PM
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