Friday, May 09, 2008

More Meter Fun

Ok, I've had three meter cab rides now. Each time I've asked the driver how long he's had the meter in and what he thinks of it so far. The first two drivers seemed resigned to them, but not at all happy about it, the third driver was quite enthused about them. He said he was glad not to have to try and justify fares to tourists anymore. He followed that with a long story about a family who traveled just a few blocks, but crossed a zone line with resulting screams and threats from the father.

For my part, the fares were all higher than the zone(s) would have been, from just slightly more to a few dollars more on one ride. It's fascinating to watch the change over & get such a wide variety of thoughts of where it is all going.

But as that third driver pointed out yesterday, in 2 months this will all be history and nobody will even remember what the fuss was all about.


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