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A Government Official at the Tap of a Button

by Matt Buchanan Testimony from Ashwini Chhabra, Deputy Commissioner of Policy & Planning at NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, in 2012, on the question of hailing taxicabs with apps like Uber: “It is not the rightful function of government to protect one segment of an industry from competition from another segment. Show More Summary

After surgery, taxi czar Ron Linton says he’ll be back

The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission has been laid low in recent days by open-heart surgery, but he pledges to be back on the job soon. Ron M. Linton was released from Washington Hospital Center Monday after a double coronary bypass. Linton, 84, said he’ll be easing back into his duties over the next […]

Watch the DC Taxi Commission Discriminate Against Foreign Accents

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Here is a short video showing a meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission, a government agency. The strange thing is, only English speakers without accents are allowed to speak. Read more...

More Than 1,800 Cab Drivers Have Joined Teamster Association

Members of said Taxi Operators Association will hold a rally outside One Judiciary Square before the monthly D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting, presumably, to discuss their issues with the modernization requirements. [ more › ]

Uber Vs. D.C. Taxicab Commission: The Movie

In the new film Uber Wars, the DCTC takes on app-based car-hailing service Uber. Who will win? We may never know. [ more › ]

Judge Throws Out Nissan’s Exclusive Contract To Supply New York City’s Taxi Cabs

A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday voided Nissan’s contract with New York Citys’ Taxi and Limousine Commission that would have forced taxicab operators to buy and use taxis based on the Nissan NV200 van. Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the exclusive ten year contract to supply […]

No Taxis Have Been Impounded Over Credit Card Readers

D.C. Taxicab Commission spokesperson Neville Waters said "presumably that's an indication that the majority of taxis operating have the units and those that have yet to have them installed are staying off the street." [ more › ]

Tommy Wells Takes Stance On D.C. Taxicab Commission, Twerking In Reddit AMA

Yesterday, mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells took to social media in hopes of winning over voters in the upcoming election and, well, shit got a little weird. [ more › ]

The FTC vs. the DC Taxi Cab Commission

The FTC recently released a letter supporting competition in the DC Taxicab industry: [The FTC] staff respectfully suggests that DCTC carefully consider the potential direct and indirect impact of its proposed regulations on competition. Show More Summary

FTC Commissioner Josh Wright on DC Taxicab Commission Efforts to Block Uber

Confronted with consumer and tech-friendly innovations such as Uber, traditional taxicab companies have responded by the challenge of making their services less expensive and their taxis more pleasant in order to meet this new competition. Just kidding. Show More Summary

Cabs Impounded, Ticketed for Broken Meters, Improper Dress

A joint task force between the D.C. Taxicab Commission and the Metropolitan Police Department conducted a strike on Saturday that resulted in 14 cabs being impounded and 65 being ticketed. [ more › ]

Documentary Will Investigate D.C. Taxicabs, Commission That Governs Them

A new documentary will capture the drama that is the D.C. Taxicab Commission. [ more › ]

What Cheh's Uber Legislation Means For The Taxicab Commission

If Cheh's recently announced legislation to nullify new DCTC regulations go through, the DCTC will just have to roll with it. [ more › ]

D.C. Taxicab Commission Thinks UberX Is Illegal, Uber Disagrees

The D.C. Taxicab Commission says the cars Uber is using for its new uberX service aren't technically sedans and therefore can't be registered as such. [ more › ]

D.C. Taxi Drivers Petitioning for Another Credit Card System Extension Won't Get One

According to D.C. Taxicab Commission spokesman Neville Waters, no petition has been received. [ more › ]

Taxi Commission Gives Some Cabs Another Month to Install Credit Card Systems

The original deadline by which all 7,300 of the District's taxicabs are required to offer credit card payments is exactly a month away. But many cabs just got a one-month break. [ more › ]

MyTaxi Makes Peace With D.C. Taxicab Commission Over Credit Card Regulations

MyTaxi, a company that makes a taxi-hailing smartphone application, has settled its beef with the D.C. Taxicab Commission over the new regulations governing credit card payments. [ more › ]

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