The other night I hailed a cab in Adams Morgan. When I got in, the driver asked me if I wanted to pay by zones or by meter. Confused, I pointed out that D.C. doesn’t have metered cabs. He said he’s a Virginia cab, and he’s giving me a lift illegally. As an experiment, I opted for the meter. My ride home to Shaw always costs $8.80. By meter, it was $6.95. I vote for meters.

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