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2021 Open Season to Choose a DTS/OPT Provider

Thursday, August 5, 2021

DFHV announces the beginning of Open Season for drivers to select or renew their Digital Taxicab Solution (DTS) or Option for Payment Technology (OPT). DTS and OPT Providers service District taxicabs with digital taxi meters. All licensed taxicabs in the District are required to have digital meters and DFHV is increasing its enforcement of this requirement. DFHV advises drivers to contact providers for more details and to carefully evaluate the features and pricing terms to select the DTS/OPT Provider that best fits their business needs.

Drivers who choose to switch their DTS/OPT Providers must do so before September 1, 2021. DFHV limits DTS contracts to a maximum of one year, September 1 - August 31, to protect drivers and expand their choices.

Approved DTS Providers (September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022)

Capitol Cab/Transco

Fee Cost
Device Rental Fee $20.00/week
Bring Your Own Device Not Applicable
Dispatch Fee $45/week
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction
Insurance $35.00/week

DC VIP Cab

Fee Cost
Device Rental Fee $13.99/week
Bring Your Own Device $6.99/week
Dispatch Fee Free
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction
Insurance $35.00/week

Grand Cab Company

Fee Cost
Device Rental Fee $11.99/week
Bring Your Own Device $6.99/week
Dispatch Fee $2 per trip
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction
Insurance $35.00/week

UVC

Fee Cost
Device Rental Fee $11.99/week
Bring Your Own Device $6.99/week
Dispatch Fee $2 per trip
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction
Insurance $22.50/week

Yellow Cab

Fee Cost
Device Rental Fee $10.00/week (Dispatch)
$20.00/week (Non-Dispatch)
Bring Your Own Device $4.00 (Dispatch)
$14.00 (Non-Dispatch)
Dispatch Fee $75.00/week
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction
Insurance $24.00/week

Approved OPT Provider (September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022)

The approved OPT Provider, which is an alternative to using a DTS Provider for drivers registered as Independent Operators, for the operating year ending August 31, 2022, is

Flywheel

Fee Cost
Bring Your Own Device $4.99/week
Device Fee $9.99/week
Dispatch $2.00/trip
Payment Processing 2.65%/credit card transaction