Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Cab Commission’

Uber Will Now Provide A Child Car Seat for An Extra $10

The city government is still working out regulations that would govern ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, but in the meantime, Uber is expanding its business in D.C. without a care.
Uber is launching uberFamily in D.C. today, which will allow customers to request a vehicle equipped with a car seat for children. uberFamily is available [...]

From Accusations of Kidnapping to Name-Calling, D.C. Cab Customers Are Hard to Please

Last year wasn't the best for the public image of D.C.'s cab industry. Its competitor, app-based car service Uber, increased its footprint while some cabs struggled to install credit-card readers, blew deadlines, and resisted other modernization requirements.
But what do customers think? Through the Freedom of Information Act, City Desk obtained every complaint lodged against cab [...]

Hundreds of Cabs Will Temporarily (and Legally) Lack Credit Card Readers

Hundreds of cabs could soon be without credit card readers—at least temporarily. The D.C. Cab Commission announced today that Gleike, which serves more than 700 cabs, will cease operations because of financial troubles, which has prevented the company from actually paying its cab drivers.
"Gleike has been under scrutiny since reports came to DCTC’s attention that [...]

Office of Human Rights Launches Inquiry Into Cab Commission Over Discrimination Complaints

The city's Office of Human Rights launched a "director's inquiry" this week into the D.C. Taxicab Commission's handling of complaints that city cabs are not picking up customers based on their race or disability.
The inquiry comes in response a WUSA9 undercover investigation that found that 33 percent of cab drivers passed by black passengers trying to [...]

Five Cab Drivers Sue D.C. Over New Modernization Rules

Five taxicab drivers filed a class action suit in U.S. District Court against Taxicab Commission Chair Ron Linton Wednesday, claiming the commission's cab modernization requirements are discriminatory and a violation of the drivers' constitutional rights.
The suit also names the D.C. Cab Commission, Mayor Vince Gray, and the D.C. Council.
The cab drivers' arguments are kind of [...]

Cab Drivers Rally for Another Credit Card Reader Extension, Commission Says No

District cab drivers have had 120 days and two deadline extensions to retrofit their cabs with electronic payment readers. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is saying enough is enough, and come Oct. 1, any cab caught without a credit card reader will be towed.
But about 200 cab drivers gathered Wednesday in Freedom Plaza to rally against [...]

D.C. Cabs Finally Hit 50 Percent Mark for Credit Card Reader Installation

In case you're keeping track: D.C. cabs have just crossed the 50 percent threshold for complying with the requirement that they install credit card readers.
According to the latest numbers released by the D.C. Taxicab Commission Tuesday, 3,064 cabs have already had their Modern Taximeter System installed. In total, the cab commission projects that 5,962 will [...]

Did a New York Congressman Ride-and-Ditch a D.C. Cab Driver?

What does a U.S. representative do when a D.C. cabbie doesn't follow his specific, and also illegal, instructions for their drive around town? Ride-and-ditch like any wholesome American!