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Random Reader Rant and/or Revel and Some Reader Questions

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm 36 Comments

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Thanks to a reader for sending the above photo (from the key bridge this morning). So for this Rant/Revel don’t ever drive with your car looking like this.

Also a reader would like to know:

“Does anyone have any ideas of anywhere to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony tonight?”

And given the state of WMATA some folks might be curious about how the taxis are running. A reader asks:

“I was wondering if you know if the DC Cabs are still running on Rate 3 or Snow Emergency rates. I have been in two cabs tonight. One was very upset that he was not allowed to use Rate 3, which was understandable when he picked me up on 18th down by Dupont Circle and the roads were in horrible shape. The second cab immediately charged me rate 3. I mentioned to him that the last cab driver was using the regular rate because the Mayor had not declared a snow emergency for cabs. He hesitated, and I told him that I do not care, but I would like to be charged the correct rate. So I said that I would take a receipt and it could be sorted out later. The cab driver immediately turned the rate back to rate 1. Later, he had another cab driver roll down his window and asked him what rate to use. The other cab driver said rate 3. Of course this made me feel bad, so I ended up giving him a more generous tip than normal for a short cab ride. When I got home tried to find out the rate status, but could not figure it out. Do you know where to obtain this information?”

Herb mentioned earlier today that he was charged a Rate 3 this morning since DC is still under a snow emergency. I’m not sure when DC will lift the snow emergency but I’ll keep my eyes peeled.

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