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Red Top cabs get credit card machines

Don't have cash when you jump into a Red Top Cab? No problem!

Almost one-third of Red Top Cab's 350-taxi fleet in Arlington has been outfitted with credit card machines that are customer operated, said Charlie King, vice president of the company. He said the entire Arlington-based fleet should have the machines by the Thanksgiving holiday.

While the customers can see the fare as it increases, swipe their own credit cards and use the machine to tabulate a proper tip, they still must ask the driver for a receipt.


"Credit cards are such an increasing form of payment," King said. "We've gone through a couple of iterations of our credit card process and putting them in the customers' hands is the ultimate solution."

The 101 Fairfax County-based Red Top Cabs should have the machines installed by March 2011. The machines are already widely used in cities such as New York and Boston.

-- Christy Goodman

By Christy Goodman  | October 22, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
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The 101 Fairfax County-based Red Top Cabs should have the machines installed by March 2011. The machines are already widely used in cities such as New York and Boston.

-- Christy Goodman

I do think if you spend extra 5 minutes in your research you will realise that Barwood Taxi in Montgomery County MD are fully equiped with Credit Card Machines since the begining of the year.

I will appreiciate it, if you add this information to your column.

Posted by: Jadeyemi1 | October 28, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

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