Halloween Taxi Strike

In case you haven’t noticed, the anti-meter taxi strike started at 6AM this morning and will go till 6AM tomorrow. D.C. Yellow Cab general manager says they’re operating with just a quarter of the fleet today, word from Union Station is that the taxi queue gets pretty long as more trains arrive, and hotels are getting limo services to fill the gap.

Halloween revelers tonight, remember that SoberRide will still be running, providing free cab rides for up to a $50 fare. Nonetheless, it’ll be a good idea not to get too wasted if you can help it, and make contingency plans to get home or crash with a fellow demon/goblin/witch/wizard/Jedi.

RumorsDaily is seeing DC taxi scabs at work, The DC Traveler cries “Shame!”, ansaphone4 found her drive far more pleasant without taxis to deal with, and GoneOutDC had a conversation with a taxi driver about why he’s striking — and he says it’s not necessarily about the meters.

How about the rest of our dear readers? How is the Halloween taxi strike treating you?

2 Comments so far

  1. Barrie (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

    I hope every taxi driver out there loses a good days pay over it. They need to get with the rest of the free world with Time and distance meters. They like the current system cause they can cheat everyone for another zone. I tip my hat to Mayor Fenty…finally someone in the Mayor’s seat who has a clue!!! Go FENTY Go!

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 2:19 pm

    I wonder if the guy in your photo is trying to rent out his chair to capitalize on the strike. All you need is a chair, a good hand truck and some duct tape and you have yourself a makeshift rickshaw.

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