Taxi Fare Cap Lifted and Engine Company 10 Featured on NPR
A couple of items that peaked my intereste yesterday were the announcement that the D.C. Council has lifted a $19 cap on taxicab rides that start and end in the District and the feature on Fire House 10 on NPR.
According to WJLA, the cap was intended to protect residents east of the Anacostia River because of the distance Taxis would have to travel, but available information indicates that the $19 limit is rarely ever reached. Jim Graham, ever in the thick of it, was credited with calling the cap “artificial, arbitrary and unfair.”
NPR’s story, House of Pain: The Busiest Fire Station in D.C., features Engine Company 10 in the Trinidad neighborhood. Despite it responding to about 6,500 calls a year, it is the station that many of the city’s fire fighters hope to get the opportunity to work at.
You can visit the Station’s Website to learn more about the amazing job these folks do.