After years of unfair regulations and lack of respect, we are fighting back by forming the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association. Our association will be backed by Teamsters Local 922 and the 1.4 million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association has produced an “Incident Report Form” for drivers to report harassment, unjust tickets or other issues involving the hack inspectors. It is important to document problems by filling out this form.
The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association Interim Steering Team is now formed. If you have an issue or concern that you want the association to address, contact one of the Interim Steering Team members. Click here for their names and contact information.
Here is a short video showing a meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission, a government agency. The strange thing is, only English speakers without accents are allowed to speak.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission forbid a Washington cab driver from speaking at a public meeting Wednesday because he didn't provide written testimony in advance. A commissioner later said the body was enforcing this unwritten rule because "some of the drivers have difficulty with our language."
(WASHINGTON) – Some D.C. taxi drivers were barred from speaking during the public comment period of today’s D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting because of an illegal, discriminatory requirement that written testimony be submitted in advance because some commissioners said they have difficulty understanding some people with accents.