Email signup

Taxi Commission Nixes the Prius – Agrees to Uniform Color “red with a gray stripe along both sides”

dc_taxi_cab_commision_prius_uniform_color
Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99

NBC Washington reports on this odd ruling:

“In a direct blow to app-based cab services like Uber, the D.C. Taxi Commission Monday approved new regulations that disallow some fuel-efficient vehicles, like Toyota Prius, from operating as sedans.”

From the DC Taxicab Commission:

“The DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) approved today the adoption of final regulations defining sedan vehicles and the rulemaking concerning the uniform color scheme for taxicabs. The specific regulations regarding sedans are contained in Chapters 12 and 14. The uniform color scheme is covered in Chapters 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.

The characteristics to define sedan vehicles include: an L Tag; prohibition from accepting street hails; no meter; and specific size and color limits. The uniform color adopted is a red with a gray stripe along both sides to include company name, logo and contact information. The transition to the uniform color will initially occur for equipment replacements due to age, mileage or DMV inspection rejection.”

You can read their full report here.

Recent Stories

photo by Jeff Vincent You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…

Update from MPD: “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, February 4, 2023, in the 1400 block of Spring Road, Northwest….

1915 18th Street, NW Mike writes: “Broken glass door at bombay streetfood 3 this morning. Off 18/Willard” Ed. Note: Last night The Chocolate House (1904 18th St, NW) wrote us:…

Thanks to K. and A. for sending: “Seems like Bistro Bites has now been rebranded as Veganesha. Same management and ownership. But it’s now a vegetarian South Indian restaurant (with…

MOST Club’s 20th Annual Solutions Through Film Black History Film…

One of the oldest, youth-led Black History Month film festivals in the Washington Metropolitan area returns for its 20th year, free and open to the public with suggested donations. Solutions Through Film leverages the power of film as a medium

Lights-Out Hour DC

Lights-Out Hour DC is a voluntary event in which individual residents, building managers, and custodians of public monuments dim or extinguish non-essential indoor and outdoor lights for one hour beginning at 8:30pm on March 25, 2023.

Lights-Out Hour DC coincides

×

Subscribe to our mailing list