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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Requirement

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Taxicab Service Improvement Amendment Act of 2012 set specific benchmarks for the percentage of wheelchair accessible vehicles in company fleets. This requirement is applicable to all Luxury Class Services providing sedan service and taxicab companies that own 20 or more vehicles. Each taxicab company with 20 or more vehicles in its fleet as of July 1, 2012, or anytime thereafter; and each company with 20 or more sedan-class vehicles in its fleet as of January 1, 2013, or anytime after shall dedicate the following:

  • At least 6% of each fleet shall be wheelchair accessible by December 31, 2014.
  • At least 12% of each fleet shall be wheelchair accessible by December 31, 2016.
  • At least 20% of each fleet shall be wheelchair accessible by December 31, 2018.

Please be advised that failure to meet this requirement by the deadlines cited above may be grounds for license revocation or denial of renewal application under applicable regulations.

For any questions please contact 202.645.6018 extension 3 or email John Scott, Chief of Operations at [email protected].