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