Friday, December 25, 2009

Top Ten Stories of the Year: 7

Top Ten stories of the year on The 42.

Number 7: The taxi boycott that wasn't.
Taxi drivers took one on the chin last year when DC's infamous zone system was replaced with a more equitable and oddly more predictable time and distance meter. Drivers were miffed at the change and claimed that the meter was placing them in financial hardship. The solution: give up a busy night's work. The drivers were supposed to boycott DC's busiest party scene, Adams Morgan, on a busy weekend night. We were supposed to notice and realize that, yes, taxi driver is being mistreated and will organize against us or else. Needles to say, the blackout/boycott had little effect.

Adams Morgan Taxi Blackout?