The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association wants to know which of our members surrendered their h-tags and then were denied new h-tags by the DCTC. Please fill out the survey if these circumstances apply to you.
The Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association wants to know which of our members surrendered their h-tags and then were denied new h-tags by the DCTC. Please fill out the survey below if these circumstances apply to you.
In the October edition of the Trade Show & Convention Centers Division newsletter: D.C. Teamster Taxi Drivers Fighting for Fairness and Teamsters at Horseshoe Casino Ratify First Contract
(WASHINGTON) – Hundreds of D.C. taxi drivers circled Freedom Plaza and packed a D.C. City Council hearing room today to protest a bill to regulate private sedan services that drivers say continues to give the services a huge competitive edge.
Teamsters Local 989 organized the demonstration at 11 a.m. outside Uber Technology offices, 1437 Seventh St. in Santa Monica.
Taxi drivers, represented by the Teamster-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, held a protest today outside Union Station in Washington, D.C. to tell the City Council drivers demand fairness now.
Taxi drivers in Washington, D.C. are hitting the streets again for a caravan for fairness on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The drivers are demanding fair legislation from the DC Council. Taxi Companies, UberX, Lyft, and others should follow the same regulations, rather than the proposed two-tiered system that gives a competitive advantage to private vehicles for-hire and keeps the public vehicles for-hire strictly controlled.
On October 1, 2014, the Washington, D.C. City Council's Transportation and Environment Committee continued to ignore the concerns of taxi drivers and pushed through a bill which creates an unfair playing field for the taxi industry. Three members of the committee, Mary Cheh, Kenyan McDuffie, and David Grosso voted to pass the “Vehicle-for-hire Innovation Amendment Act of 2014”. This bill legitimizes private-vehicles like UberX, Sidecar and Lyft but gives them an unfair advantage.