In response to my post the other day on Washington DC’s taxi protection racket cracking down on Uber again, I got a nastygram from the DC Taxicab Commission’s public information officer. Her argument is essentially that they aren’t forcing Uber to go out of business here, since they could always just comply with the new [...]Show More Summary
Just when we thought there was comity in our time, the clash between Uber and the D.C. Taxicab Commission is heating up again. [ more › ]
By: Martin Dicaro This post also appeared on Transportation Nation. The D.C. Taxicab Commission has a message for drivers using the new ridesharing mobile app SideCar: they are breaking the law. The commission that regulates all vehicle-for-hire services in the District of Columbia once again finds itself at odds with a tech start-up. Show More Summary
It seemed this day might never come, but here we are: The D.C. Taxicab Commission voted Wednesday to publish regulations requiring all city cabs to accept credit and debit card payments by Aug. 31. Assuming some other hiccup doesn’t arise … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Taxicab Commission says that every last one of the city's 7,300 cabs will definitely, officially, and totally for real start accepting credit card payments this summer. [ more › ]
D.C.'s taxicab fleet is still on track to be ready to accept credit card payments by September, Ron Linton, the chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission, said last Friday. [ more › ]
D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Linton appeared on WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour Friday to discuss the always enthralling world of public for-hire vehicle regulation. Among his revelations, Linton confirmed that the commission is sticking to its timeline of requiring cabs … Continue reading ?
Deep red with a gray swoosh. That's how the D.C. Taxicab Commission will propose the city's taxicabs be painted. [ more › ]
Car service Uber and New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) have had a rocky relationship, as the Commission banned Uber from Gotham's taxicabs last year. Susequently, the TLC green-lit a trial to test cab hailing apps and...Show More Summary
This post has been updated to reflect the final vote. Another step was made Wednesday in the long slog toward mandatory credit-card acceptance in D.C. cabs. The D.C. Taxicab Commission has endorsed a proposal to tweak regulations surrounding the credit-card … Continue reading ?
A D.C. Taxicab Commission panel on Wednesday recommended red as the uniform color for the District’s 7,000 cabs. The move to go with one color comes as a relief to cabbies and riders, who balked at several multi-colored proposals. Possible … Continue reading ?
California regulators have shown that they are open to shaking up the taxicab industry. The state Public Utilities Commission has lifted a cease-and-desist order imposed on ride-sharing service Zimride and withdrew a $20,000 fine. The...Show More Summary
It will now be May at the earliest before D.C. taxis will be required to accept credit cards. After last week’s failed quorum, the D.C. Taxicab Commission met Wednesday and voted to proceed with publishing regulations requiring credit-card readers. But … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Taxicab Commission suspended the license of a cab driver who was found guilty earlier this month of assaulting a customer. [ more › ]
Turns out District cabs won’t be required to accept credit cards by the end of March after all: Because the D.C. Taxicab Commission didn’t have a quorum at its meeting today, it could not vote to authorize the publication of … Continue reading ?
The D.C. Taxicab Commission contest asking residents to select what color city taxicabs should be may be short-lived. One day after Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) unveiled markups of the possible color schemes, several council members said Tuesday they were appalled by the offerings. Read full article >>
The D.C. Taxicab Commission issued an unusual news release today indicating that the agency's driver services operations had limited "operational capability" due to "widespread illness that has caused significant staff absences." Read full article >>
Washington (CNN) - For the swarms of limousines headed to the Obama inauguration, the toll to enter Washington just got a lot cheaper. The District of Columbia Taxicab Commission on Friday scuttled plans to require each out-of-town limo to obtain a $500 permit, lowering it to $150.
Anticipating an overwhelming demand on the livery sector, the D.C. Taxicab Commission announced today that it will be issuing temporary licenses to out-of-market cabbies who want to work during President Obama's second inauguration. [ more › ]
It took less than an hour for the D.C. Taxicab Commission to propose and rescind a surcharge that would have made taxi rides more expensive during the Washington Nationals' playoff games. [ more › ]