On Saturday, Jan. 25, seven D.C. taxi drivers were nominiated and elected by acclamation to the Leadership Council of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association during the Association's first-ever nominations meeting.
Effective Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will implement a policy change, allowing a non-D.C. resident, operating a For Hire Vehicle (taxis), the ability to add his/her name to the current vehicle registration. This is a positive change from the 2006 rule, and will allow the non-D.C. resident to be listed as the primary owner of the vehicle registration, and the D.C.-based taxi company as the co-owner.
Here is the official notice of the nomination meeting and upcoming election to fill eight Leadership Council positions for the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association.
The D.C. Taxi Commission has ordered Gleike to cease operating as a Payment Service Provider (PSP). According to the DCTC, Gleike has failed to meet DCTC regulations following financial problems that have jeopardized the required payments to drivers and payment to the District of the 25-cent surcharge, and other issues. The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association has repeatedly asked to have implementation of the regulations for the PSPs to be halted or re-evaluated. The problems involving Gleike are another example of the problems that have been created by the PSP program.
Once again, due to our unity and strength as members of the Teamsters-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, our voices have been heard. Last night, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority extended the comment deadline regarding fee increases from today until January 24—an extra two weeks for drivers to comment!
The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association (WDCTOA) needs members to volunteer their time, diverse skill and knowledge now!
(Washington, D.C.) –Due to the strength and unity of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 922, the Washington, D.C. government has extended the passenger-console deadline from Dec. 1, 2013 to Jan. 15, 2014.