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The DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) today announces the hiring of Karl Muhammad as the Program Manager for ADA Services. He officially accepted the position on Monday, July 28, 2014.
Karl Muhammad begins this new position with the primary responsibility to manage the new Coordinated Alternative to Paratransit Service (CAPS) pilot program. Other duties will include ensuring taxicab companies are in compliance with the statutory requirement to meet specific percentage thresholds for the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in their fleets. He will be reviewing the entire public vehicle for hire industry to determine how to increase the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in service. He will also work with the Disability Advisory Committee to maintain that platform for feedback to develop recommendations to further enhance the availability of accessible transportation in the District’s public vehicle for hire fleet.
Muhammad is a District native who joins DCTC from the People’s Advocacy Group where he served as the Executive Director. His responsibilities included administration, budget management, personnel supervision and public affairs. He previously has worked for the District Department of the Environment, the United Planning Organization, DC Public Schools and the US Department of Education. He graduated from H.D. Woodson High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern University.
“We are pleased that after an extensive search we found such a multitalented individual to help with our efforts to expand the resources in the District for improved accessible public vehicle transportation,” Chairman Ron M. Linton said.