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.
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Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are stealing D.C. taxi drivers' business and harming drivers' livelihoods. It is imperative that we all step up and take part in this fight together.
In an effort to gain more information to help us fight for D.C. taxi drivers’ interests, the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association has sent a survey to D.C. mayoral candidates and to D.C. City Councilmembers. See the survey here.
Seattle’s city council on Thursday night took steps to limit how many cars UberX, Lyft and Sidecar can have on the road at any given time, an action that the services say would stifle their burgeoning industry.
Over the past few months, Washington, D.C. taxi drivers have joined together with the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, affiliated with Teamsters Local 922, for one strong voice. Drivers and the association have knocked on the doors of D.C. City Council members. They have written letters, sent emails, and made phone calls. They have rallied and marched on Mayor Vincent Gray’s office. They have made their voices heard!
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.