NoVA Taxi Service Needed!

I’m headed to the Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and while they offer several ways to get there, including by Metro and by boat(!), in this yucky rain, I’d rather take a taxi there.

In DC, I would just hail a cab on the street, cabs being plentiful even if driven by psycho taxi drivers. Out in the wilds of suburbia at the Braddock Road Metro exit, I don’t think I will be as lucky.

Here’s where I need your help, NoVA Metroblogging DC readers: What taxi company do you find responds the fastest and offers the best service in south Arlington County? I want to call one to be waiting for me at the Metro exit and retrive me from Mt. Vernon.

As for the Zip/Flex car proponents who will chime it, the copious amounts of fermented grapes I shall consume preclude any motorized vehicles operation.

7 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    From darling girlfriend’s place in Arlington we typically call Red Top. 703-522-3333.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 3:43 pm

    Concur with Red Top, they’re fast and nice folks.

  3. danny (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

    Terminal Metro stops usually have a few cabs waiting outside. I have seen this at the Vienna/Fairfax and Huntington stations. I’ve even seen a few outside non-terminal stops like Ballston. Would assume Braddock Road would have some waiting.

  4. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

    “Out in the wilds of suburbia at the Braddock Road Metro exit…”

    Ooooh, yeah, that’s like 3 entire blocks from Old Town, that bastion of soulless exurban sprawl!

    I would probably go to the end of the Yellow Line; you’ll probably save some money in cab fare and it won’t take that much (if any) longer.

  5. Alice Holmes (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 2:22 am

    I live in Herndon at Worldgate, need to know what is the best way to get to the Vienna Metro by taxi or is there bus service to the Metro and approximately how much it will cost.

  6. wayan (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 9:06 am


    First check for the Metro’s advice. Then there is the excelent and if all else fails, call Red Top. They gave me fare estimates when I called so I would know the price before the cab arrived.

  7. WFY (unregistered) on October 12th, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    I am pretty sure there are buses (maybe express) to West Falls Church Metro from the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride that is off of the Dulles Toll Rd.

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