Washington Post Adds News Meter Calculator

cabfare.pngIf you frequent those crazy bastards who drive cabs in this town, you might want to check out the Post’s new Fare calculator. It’s a fully featured little Google Maps Application complete with the old taxi cab zones, as well as the new fares, plus traffic estimates and a full list of extras.

This fare was cheaper with the meter, but I tried a few others that would’ve been far more lucrative for the cabbies. I suspect that it’ll be a wash, overall. But, we won’t know for sure until after the new fares take effect. Of course, if the cabbies strike like they’re saying, it’s not real clear if that’ll give us good data to go on.

4 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 9:21 am

    I love Mayor Fenty!


  2. Justin Thorp (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 4:01 pm

    Would be cool if this was a mobile site… so when I leave the pub I can calculate whether I want to spend the money to get a taxi home or use the metro.


  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

    I agree it would be great in that format, Justin. But, since the Post hasn’t even made a good mobile rich site, I think that’s a ways off.


  4. Max (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    This is sweet. I can’t wait for the meter system! I would have saved about $10 last night. Grrrrr.



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