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For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council

The For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council (FHVAC) was created by the Transportation Reorganization Amendment Act of 2015 (effective June 22, 2016). The purpose of the FHVAC is to advise the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) on all matters related to the regulation of the vehicle-for-hire industry.

The FHVAC is composed of members appointed as follows: the Director (or designee) of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV); the Director (or designee) of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT); and community representatives who do not work for the District government appointed by the Mayor including District residents who operate public or private vehicles for-hire in the District representatives of companies providing vehicle-for-hire services in the District, representatives of the hospitality or tourism industry in the District, and District residents unaffiliated with the vehicle-for-hire industry, who regularly use public or private vehicles-for-hire in the District. The chairperson is elected from among the nine community representatives and serves as chairperson for a term of two years. The FHVAC shall meet on a quarterly basis and more often as needed.

2024 Meeting Schedule

The members of the FHVAC are as follows:

  • Linwood Jolly - (District resident) – Chairperson
  • Dawit Dagnew - (District resident operator of a public or private vehicle-for-hire)
  • Anthony Thomas – (District resident operator of a public or private vehicle-for-hire)
  • Dotti Love Wade – (District resident)
  • Anthony Wash – (District resident)
  • Vacant – (District resident)
  • Roy Spooner - (Company providing for-hire vehicle services in the District)
  • David Lipscomb– (District Department of Transportation)
  • Jonathan Rogers - (DFHV Acting Director)

The FHVAC has met on the following dates since it was created in June 2016 (click on the meeting date for the official transcript, meeting audio or meeting video):

February 8, 2017, June 22, 2017, October 18, 2017, March 22, 2018, June 21, 2018, September 25, 2018, December 12, 2018, March 26, 2019, June 18, 2019, September 17, 2019, December 17, 2019, March 17, 2020 - Canceled, June 16, 2020, September 15, 2020, December 15, 2020, March 16, 2021, June 22, 2021, September 28, 2021 , December 14, 2021, March 29, 2022, June 28, 2022, September 27, 2022, December 13, 2022, March 28, 2023, June 27, 2023, October 3, 2023, December 12, 2023