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DC Cab (not the movie, but the taxi)?

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 - 16 answers

 

Taxi driving in a lower population-density area

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 - 4 answers

Getting around Jackson, MS

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 - 8 answers

You want me to go where?

Bulls Head Staten Island. How to get there from manhattan? [more inside]
posted by ihadapony on Jun 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Transport 30 people in Chicago half a mile

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 - 13 answers

The cabbies that never sleep?

early midtown east NYC cabs? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Apr 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me avoid defaulting on a bank loan and ruining my credit score in the UK

Large debts, and I'm about to default on a bank loan. Panic ensues. (UK filter). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 - 9 answers

DC cabs

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 - 21 answers

NYC taxi cab mixed signals

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 - 18 answers

Scammed out of my hard earned cash by dodgy taxi driver. What now?

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 - 11 answers

lost, cab, laptop, life, reward

I left a laptop in the back of a cab, with a daytimer, and two library books. [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Nov 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Using Taxicabs and the Subway in NYC

Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Mar 31, 2010 - 72 answers

I know someone didn't pay $400 for a cab ride

Why did I just see a NYC taxi in Natick, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me find a taxi

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 - 6 answers

Help me find a taxi!

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 - 8 answers

Are there any Fort Wayne taxis that don't suck?

So are there any taxi companies in Fort Wayne, IN, that don't suck? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Why am I paying more fare for the same ride?

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 - 14 answers

Getting to Newark from Manhattan

Cheapest way to get to Newark airport from the city? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Taxi lost & found

Help, I left some important paperwork in the back of a NYC cab last night! [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Oct 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Car service from Heathrow to Central London

Heathrow to Central London. Which car service do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Jul 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Can a taxi driver get rich without winning the lotto?

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 - 24 answers

Taxi!

People of Toronto, do you know of anywhere we can hire a London black cab for our wedding? [more inside]
posted by randomination on May 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Listen all you New Yorkers....

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 - 12 answers

Cash Cab Tipper?

Do (can?) people tip Ben Bailey, the driver of the Cash Cab? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Oh, it's not a police car, just another taxi...

I have noticed that there are a lot of taxis that are Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Are they actually old police cars or are they purchased new? [more inside]
posted by nekton on Jul 17, 2006 - 18 answers

Do those bead car-seat covers work?

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 - 12 answers

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