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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2008

My First Taxi Meter

On the way back to the Post after covering the Fraternal Order of Police memorial service, I took my first D.C. cab with a time and distance meter installed. Here are the stats:

Trip: From 441 4th St. NW to 1150 15th St. NW
Start Fare: $3.00 plus $1.50 for an additional passenger (fellow scribe Allison Klein) and $1.00 gas surcharge.
Final Fare: $6.75 plus $2.50 equals a total of $9.25
What it would have been under zone system: $6.50 for one zone plus $1.50 for additional rider plus $1.00 gas surcharge equals a total of $9.00

Reason our cab had a meter already (most are waiting until June 1):

By David A Nakamura  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/09/2008

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