We are a group of citizens that have come together for a common cause: ensuring that DC taxi rates are fair and that the people who live and work in the District have a voice in the process. WE WANT TIME AND DISTANCE METERS, WE JUST WANT THEM TO HAVE PRICES THAT ARE IN LINE WITH EVERY OTHER CITY IN THE COUNTRY. We love DC cabbies and want to be able to afford taking them!
We are David versus Goliath. The taxi cab industry in the District is organized and looking out for their best interests--so we need to look out for the interests of those that depend on a taxi system that is honest and affordable: two attributes which are now in danger thanks to the Fenty Administration\'s proposed fare guidelines for the newly mandated taxi meters.
We believe that the Taxi industry is short-sighted and looking to make a quick buck off of DC residents. We look around DC and see mostly empty cabs. Why-- Rides are too expensive!
The taxi associations should realize that a lower base fare will actually increase their business and their income. It\'s a simple rule of economics- if you lower the price, you\'ll have more demand.
Our goal: to be sure that the citizens of the district are heard and that the taxi fare rate is based on fair economics--not backroom politics.
Citizen Group Proposes Changes to D.C. Taxi Plan
Cab Riders Organize Online to Protest Fares
Proposed Base Rate Would Exceed Meter Fees in NYC, L.A. and Boston
Fenty Sets $4 Minimum Fare in Switch to Cab Meters
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