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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.

2021 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)
  • David Do (Department of For-Hire Vehicles)
  • Evian Patterson
  • Ryan Sullivan - (District resident company providing vehicle-for-hire services in the District)
  • Anthony Thomas – (District resident operator of a public or private vehicle-for-hire)
  • Dotti Love Wade – (District resident)
  • Anthony Wash – (District resident)
  • Roy Spooner - (Company providing for-hire vehicle services in the District)
  • David Lipscomb– (District Department of Transportation)

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