Cheaper Taxis!

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Yay! The DC Taxi Commission dropped the $1 fuel surcharge last night, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Seems the DCTC finally woke up and realized a ‘fuel surcharge’ when gas is below $2 would be a good PR move…

…Except they’re discussing raising the base rate to $2. Boo! Nice way to find a different way to stick it to your riders, DCTC. Heck, I doubt the fuel charge would’ve been yanked if WTOP and the blogverse hadn’t started griping. Maybe for Christmas we could ask if Santa Fenty could make the commission more accountable and transparent…

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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4 thoughts on “Cheaper Taxis!

  1. I just don’t take cabs any more. Either the majority of DC-based cab drivers are bent or I’ve just been exceptionally unlucky.

    They do their best to go the longest way possible, are never in a hurry to get where you need to be, and often “accidentally” do a $1.50 (or more) surcharge.

    I never thought I’d say this but I miss the meter system.

    And DC isn’t that big. Walk.

  2. I never thought I’d say this but I miss the meter system.

    Umm, DC’s had the meter system since June of this year. Though many of them still have questionable charging practices…

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