A relative of mine needs to get from the Southwest area of Washington DC, to Union Station, around 3am tonight/Monday am. I haven't been here very long, and I've only caught cabs in cab ranks from the airport or flagged one down, never called one for a late-night pickup, so I don't know what's best. Looking at Yelp for taxicabs, they're full of zero-to-one star reviews and horror stories.
So please help! How can I best and most reliably get someone from southwest DC to Union Station in the wee hours?
posted by theatro
on Apr 6, 2014 -
I'm contemplating becoming a taxi driver, but the region I live in, East Tennessee, has its population of ~500,000 people spread out over 11 counties. Can anyone tell me about the pros and cons as a taxi driver outside of major metropolitan areas? [more inside]
posted by Groundhog Week
on Mar 20, 2013 -
I have a friend who will be taking care of her mom in Jackson, MS, next week while the latter undergoes surgery. Because said friend survived an accident a few years ago and consequently prefers not to drive, can you recommend a solution for getting them both to the hospital and back? She seems to think Jackson does not have cabs, but I suspect there is a better solution. I do not know which hospital they will be visiting.
posted by billtron
on Dec 9, 2012 -
I need to transport about 30 people half a mile in downtown Chicago very cheaply. It seems like the cheapest thing to do is just get 10 cabs since it's expensive to hire a bus or party-van-thing for one short trip. I was wondering if anyone had any different suggestions or have tried to orchestrate something similar.
posted by bucksox
on Apr 27, 2012 -
Washington-DC-filter: What is protocol for getting cabs back to Virginia (Arlington) from within the District late at night? What are my rights as a passenger? Am I being ethical? [more inside]
posted by windbox
on Feb 12, 2012 -
Okay, I've been living in NYC over ten years, but there's something about taxi cabs that still confuses me. I understand what the cab lights mean most of the time. Cab number light is off = cab has a passenger. Cab number light is on = cab is available. Off duty lights are on = cab is off duty. But what about when both the number light and the off duty sign are on at the same time? [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner
on Sep 16, 2011 -
I was scammed by a taxi driver in Sydney (Australia) today. I think I have the taxi number. What should I do next? [more inside]
posted by celerity
on Dec 27, 2010 -
Left a camera in a taxi last night in Minneapolis. Would like to try to find the taxi company or driver, and welcome your tips on doing so. [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Lost my camera in a NYC yellow taxi. Paid via Credit Card. No receipt. Can I track down the cab I took? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Nov 19, 2009 -
The local taxi company charges more if they know you're on your way to catch the competing airport shuttle. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr
on Jun 1, 2009 -
What strategies do taxi drivers use to make the most money in the least amount of time, other than taking out-of-towners the long way? Do taxi companies impose rules on their drivers to distribute the work fairly? Do taxi drivers form alliances to help each other get the best work? (Not planning to be a taxi driver, just curious about how it all works.)
posted by pitseleh
on Mar 19, 2008 -
I'm putting together a budget for a client and need to know how much cab fare would be from Penn Station to Lincoln Center. Any Web sites out there that could calculate this for me? Or can someone in NY give me an estimate?
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér
on Mar 7, 2007 -
Do those wooden-bead car seat covers you see taxi drivers using (at least in NYC) really work? Are they comfortable for long drives?
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 1, 2004 -