My fares tonight, from my home on Capitol Hill to the bars in Logan Circle:
From home to the bar (with the zone system): $9.80
From the bar to home (with a meter): $9.25
Not much of a difference, especially since I paid both drivers $11. However, it’s much more satisfying to see your fare tick away than to trust that you know the zone boundaries as well as the cabbies. Viva la meter!