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Taxi Cab Troubles Vol. 12

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm 81 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Gerda De Corte

“Dear PoPville,

On Saturday night my daughter was over at my home in Petworth, and at 10pm she decided to go back to her place near Foggy Bottom. We tried to get at Uber but there was surge pricing and long wait because of the rain. Instead, I drove her to the Fort Totten metro station because there is always a line of cabs there. I asked the first driver in line to take her to Foggy Bottom and he refused because he said it was too far and he would never get a fare back. Then I went to the next driver, who refused, and so on for five more cabs. Two other guys were also turned down by the same drivers because of their destination.

I ended up driving her to Union Station where she caught a cab. But I was really angry. Is that legal to turn down a trip within the city?”


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