DC Cabs To Get Meters Like The Rest Of The Country

Years ago I made the rookie, post-collegiate mistake of taking a cab in Prague. Burning a hole in my pocket were 700 or so Czech crowns, the then equivalent of five bucks. I only had a mile or so to go, but the cabbie started driving all over the place, eventually taking me far up into the hills. As the meter clicked… »10/18/07 8:45am10/18/07 8:45am

Flying Car Bursts into District Area Hechts, Flames

Our boy in DC, one CTE, tossed us a tip on a flying car in his woods of the neck as a hedge against further El Camino posts. He may have stemmed the tide, but that's all he's done — stem it momentarily. Meanwhile, the motorist, whose car made an amazing Robert E. Lee-style airborne charge escaped with minor injuries,… »5/30/06 7:36pm5/30/06 7:36pm

Woodrow Wilson's Rolls First Over New Woodrow Wilson Bridge

The only Rolls-Royce ever to be equipped with fourteen points and Princeton Orange pinstripes, Woodrow Wilson's Roller will lead the procession opening the new Woodrow Wilson bridge in Washington, DC. Rick Parker of Rockville, MD will chauffeur Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, Virginia Gov Tim Kaine, Maryland… »5/18/06 4:44pm5/18/06 4:44pm

Georgetown Law Student Hits 126 MPH on GW Parkway; Will Not Pass Go Or Collect $200

Drew Hoffman, a 28-year-old Georgetown University law student was out doing what kids do — trying to impress the ladies. However he did what most kids aren't stupid enough to do — rev up his brand spankin' new Infiniti and zoom past the GHW Bush CIA Headquarters on the George Wash. Parkway at a lift-off speed of 126… »5/12/06 11:31am5/12/06 11:31am

Banned in DC: Private-Car Spaces Nixed in Favor of Car-Sharing Slots

We'd say that on average, every third time we talk to our man in the District the inimitable CTE the conversation comes around to the trials and tribulations of vehicle ownership in the land of taxation without representation. In an effort to encourage the use of car-sharing services in the city, local government has… »10/19/05 10:00am10/19/05 10:00am