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    Posted on October 27th, 2005 Brian 1 comment

    The Logan Circle Updates blog, very recently created by our friends Chris and Jennifer, is getting quite a lot of press lately. It was covered on the local news, as well mentioned by DC Blogs.

    There was some initial resistance to the idea on the local email list, as many people had grown used to receiving updates via email, but the blog is an idea whose time has come. Not only does it leverage the still-sexy-to-the-media buzzword blog, but it has an RSS feed that I can throw into my favorite aggregator. I’m all for it!

    The downside is that all of this activity has been spawned by a fairly major upswing in violent robberies in our neighborhood. Such undesirable activity also correlates to an upswing in the membership of various local community organizations. While it’s easy to bemoan that people only become involved when something bad happens, it is vital to not forget that the number of members retained after these issues are resolved will be directly proportional to the value and effort of these organizations in helping resolve them.

    And besides, the magnitude of the response is a wonderful indicator of the positive direction in which the neighborhood continues to proceed. Neighbors are coming together to fight for their homes, and it makes me proud, happy, and secure in our choice to live in Logan Circle.

    The bastards don’t have a chance.

     

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    • Audrey Schaefer

      “SAY YES TO ZONE METERS” CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES
      IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
      Washington, D.C. – March 20, 2008 — To ensure predictable, honest and accessible taxi service for all Washington, D.C. residents, workers and tourists, an online petition called “SAY YES TO ZONE METERS” is being launched today so citizens can voice their support for Zone Meters by going to http://www.petitiononline.com/zoneyes/petition.html

      “Passengers want meters installed in DC taxis and they’re telling us they want the meters to be based on the existing zone system,” said Solomon Tesfaye with the Coalition of Taxicab Drivers, Associations and Companies. “Passengers want accuracy, predictability, to be treated fairly and they want taxis readily available in all areas of the city.”

      According to Mr. Tesfaye, zone meters using GPS technology will ensure the greatest accuracy. Riders would only be charged for the shortest distance between their pick up place and final destination, regardless of the distance driven or time sitting in traffic.

      Many are critical of Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s proposal to mandate time and distance meters since fares are totally unpredictable, are more susceptible to over-charging and will likely unfairly victimize riders in the poorest outskirt neighborhoods through higher prices and less taxi availability.

      “We believe that taxi passengers deserve the same certainty, clarity and predictability that subway and bus riders enjoy. This can only be achieved with zone meters,” said Mr. Solomon. An added benefit of the new Zone Meters will be printed receipts with each ride.

      Citizens wishing to voice support for the installation of Zone Meters in all D.C. Taxicabs can add their name to the online petition:
      http://www.petitiononline.com/zoneyes/petition.html

      or send an email to:
      dctc@dc.gov – D C Taxicab Commission
      dccouncilmembers@dccouncil.us – The DC Council Members
      mayor@dc.gov – DC Mayor Adrian Fenty

      The D.C. Professional Taxicab Drivers’ Association and the Coalition of Taxicab Drivers, Associations and Companies, together, are organizations made up of thousands of taxicab drivers who take riders throughout the area 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Contact: Audrey Fix Schaefer
      240-876-1588
      for the D.C. Professional Taxicab Drivers’ Association and the Coalition of Taxicab Drivers, Associations and Companies