01/18/2013 01:01 pm ET

Credit Cards In D.C. Taxicabs By March 31

Not so long ago, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and his taxicab czar had a dream for this inauguration weekend: Visitors would stream in from across the country, settle in at their downtown hotels and then hit the town by hailing a taxi featuring a brand-new, state-of-the art, credit-card-accepting “smart meter.”

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