It was supposed to start on April 6th. The new meter system designed to free us of the tyranny of the zones system. Unfortunately, the DC Superior Court has pushed that back to the 1st of May. The Cab Drivers sued for a delay after a typo on the public comment calendar reflected a slightly different schedule than one published in another venue.
Another hearing is set on March 27th, as the cab drivers are suing also on the grounds that the Mayor’s office has no jurisdiction to set the fees and system used by the cabs in the city. That would seem contrary to the law passed by the Congress last year, which included Senator Levin’s mandate for meters. Look for more in the coming weeks as the cab drivers fight to keep their shady ass zone system alive.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs