Meter? I hardly know her!

Taxi Meter

Originally uploaded by gr33ndata.

Forgive the dreadful pun, but it seems apt in the face of the DC Taxicab Commission’s decision not to make a recommendation to Mayor Adrian Fenty with regard to choosing between the meters and the zone system.

Personally, I think Meters are the only way to go. I want to be charged for how far I go, not some cockamamie map system that divides DC into arbitrary distances from the Capitol that only really exist to exist to benefit the congresscritters. Of course, the compromise seems to be to have all cabs fitted with GPS Meters that work within the zone system, but even that is a bullshit copout.

The Post quotes a cabbie: “We have here a commission that’s very confused, and it’s very sad,” said Abdulkarin Ahmad, a cabdriver.

Well, it’s good to know that the commission is just as confused as most of the cabbies.

2 Comments so far

  1. Wayan (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    The commission isn’t confused. Its chicken-shit.

    It can’t decide on the zone issue because it can’t make up its mind if its for cabbies (for zones) or for passengers (for meters).

    So at the best, we’ll have a crap compromise. GPS zones meters that will piss off the cabbies (more equipment to buy & less chance to rip-off riders & not pay taxes) and piss off riders (we -still- have zones?!)

  2. Wayan (unregistered) on September 12th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    Ah ha! I knew I’d seen those meters before – they’re from Egypt!

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