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DC Taxicab Commission Announces Policy Changes on Acceptance of Certain Applications

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The changes are effective November 23, 2010, and will remain in effect until September 30, 2011.

Effective November 23, 2010

Due to pending regulatory updates and on-going industry inspections and restructuring, the following Commission Policy changes on the acceptance of certain applications will be in effect until September 30, 2011:

Independent Taxicab Vehicle Numbers
The DC Taxicab Commission will continue its suspension of the issuance of new Independent Taxicab Vehicle Numbers.

New regulations addressing the issuance of independent taxi numbers are being promulgated and areas of concern will be addressed prior to reinstatement of this application process. 

New Limousine Companies
The DC Taxicab Commission will not be accepting any new applications for New Limousine Companies until an audit and inspection of existing companies is complete.

New Limousine Operators
The DC Taxicab Commission will not be accepting new applications for Limousine Operator license.   During this period, the Commission will assess the needs of the industry and re-evaluate educational and testing requirements for limousine operators.

New Taxicab Companies
The DC Taxicab Commission will not be accepting applications for New Taxicab Companies. During this period, the Commission will be conducting an extensive audit of the inventory of existing companies to ensure compliance with regulations to include appropriate office space, vehicle inventory, internal record maintenance and EPA Safety standards.