Trick-or-Treat Taxis

Trick-or-Treat Taxicabs 

Results of The Big Halloween Taxi Strike were as questionable as a tourist’s zoned cab fare. At Union Station, where the organized feeder system requires lots of down time for cab drivers, early morning taxis were rare, but the volume is said to have picked up by 2PM.

Large hotels had arranged alternative transport for the lucrative airport runs, so drivers didn’t bother with hotel cab stands.

Striking D.C. cabbies have no idea how many cabs were working – few live in the District.

The fact that no one knows how many cabs were actually on the street says a lot about the state of taxicab transportation in the District of Columbia.

Meters can’t come soon enough.


Image by Mike Licht, plus a rush-hour surcharge, plus a bag charge – hey, can I pick up this other image? It’s going to a blog nearby.

One Response to “Trick-or-Treat Taxis”

  1. Mayor to Taxicabs: April Fool! « NotionsCapital Says:

    […] but the news hasn’t made its way to the award-winning DC Government website yet. This follows on the heels of the hollow Halloween Taxi […]

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