Thank You, Mayor Fenty
Today, Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty signed an order requiring DC cabs to abandon the zone system and install meters. As with most DC-area residents, I am thrilled by this development. The zone system was awful--rendering extremely short trips too expensive to warrant using a cab and ripe for abuse. In fact, more than half the time I used a cab, the driver tried to rip me off; I can only imagine what happened to tourists who had virtually no shot at deciphering the zone system. While the cabbies have fought against this tooth and nail, the city has finally done the right thing. Now if only the cabbies will learn that if they are vacant, the light on the roof should be on, and if they have a fare, it should be off. Really, is that so complicated?