Dulles Taxi Driver Income

Hopping of my United Airlines Swiss express from Zurich, I had hopes for a quick Dulles exit. Looking at this line, I will have no such luck.

Easily 20 people long, I will be in line for 20 minutes easy, which makes me wonder: how much do Washington Flyer taxi drivers make in a day?

How many round trips are possible? What is the car rental cost. And what would the per hour take be?

A short conversation with my driver later and now we know. He averages 4-5 trips per 12-16 hour shift and after his $100 car rental plus gas costs, expects $100 a shift in take home pay.

Or around $7 an hour to fight suburban traffic and Dulles Toll Road boredom.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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