If you're not yet an Uber convert and still rely on the area's mismatched taxi cabs, rejoice: starting Wednesday, June 27, things are about to get cheaper. One dollar cheaper. Yay... But it's something. The small discount will go into effect because the buck fuel surcharge, which was first imposed in 2011, is set to finally expire after been extended three times.
Will this affect most people's transportation habits? Probably not. But it has affected the news cycle. Obviously, you're reading about it right now! But this is nothing new. Those of us who depend on public transportation and cabs love to kvetch about such things even if they don't really make that much of a difference on our lives. And so, let's continue digging up conversation fodder by taking a look at some interesting, disturbing or otherwise just odd taxi cab related news and stories from the blogosphere.
Borderstan compares riding in a DC taxi cab to going on a first date.
Rhode Island Avenue complains about cabs not serving certain neighborhoods.
TBD analyzes the bank of registered taxi complaints and finds that most of them come from the ladies.
In the near future your taxi cab will be less likely to stop working, according to In The Capital.
And finally, one night a cab driver birthed the most perfect phrase in the English language upon the world: "A cab ain't nothin' buy a ho on wheels."