Greater Greater Washington says it’s time to dismantle the taxi monopoly at Washington-Dulles airport. The monopoly means taxis travel one-way to the airport and can’t pickup passengers on the return. Likewise, the Washington Flyer monopoly carries very few people back to the airport after dropping off arriving passengers. As a result, there are probably 2000 extra cab trips a day, wasting about $20,000 each day in gas.
My concerns aren’t environmental, my experiences with Washington Flyer have been bad — insufficient cabs at peak hours, and drivers with whom I’ve felt unsafe.
It really shouldn’t be illegal for other cabs to pick up passengers like they do at almost every other airport in the country (and even elseewhere in DC).