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Digital Taxicab Solution Providers and Option For Payment Technology

Every taxicab in the District is required to have a working digital meter provided by a Digital Taxicab Solution (DTS) or Option for Payment Technology (OPT) provider. These providers supply the meter, roof light, payment processing, and optional backseat console for all taxicabs in the District. DFHV advises drivers to contact or visit providers’ websites for more details and carefully evaluate the features and pricing terms.

Drivers who choose to switch their DTS providers must do so before September 1, 2023. DFHV limits DTS contracts to a maximum of one year, September 1 - August 31, to protect drivers and expand their choices. Some providers offer shorter contracts.

Approved DTS Providers (September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024)