DC Scraps Zone System, Cabbies Threaten To Strike

DC Scraps Zone System, Cabbies Threaten To Strike

Cab rides in Washington will soon be cheaper thanks to Mayor Adrian Fenty’s decision to scrap the DC’s antiquated and expensive zone system in favor of the modern meter system found in any respectable city. Cheaper fares for residents means less profit for cabbies. Said one: “There is no way we can make a living on a [time-and-distance] meter.”

“The talk of a strike is in the formulation plans,” said Nathan Price, a driver for Yellow Cab Company of D.C. Inc. and a spokesman for the D.C. Professional Taxicab Drivers Association (PTDA).

Are Town Cars Exempt from the $10 Transit Strike Limit?

Friends of ours have been charged way more than usual for car rides to and from work in New York today, never once having left the zone. We were under the impression that the livery rules also applied to hired car services? Are we just wrong?

Transit Strike Comes to a Head

Transit Strike Comes to a Head

Even thought this transit strike is a pain, let us take a moment to reflect on the opportunities it brings for that oldest of consumer transactions: trading blowjobs for car rides.

Taxi and Livery Vehicle Rules Updated for Strike

We realize this isn’t a New York-only site (thank god for that, actually), but this whole transit strike has got us all a bit mixed up. This one goes out to my commuting homies.