The Department of For-Hire Vehicles has extended testing hours for the For-Hire Operator Examination. Effective Monday, January 13, 2020, the examination will now be offered Monday- Friday from 9:30 am until 2:00 pm. Applicants will not need to schedule an appointment. For additional information regarding the For-Hire Operator Examination, please contact DHFV Client Services at (202) 645-7300.
The move to a Cashless environment is officially complete. The current bullet-proof glass has been replaced with sliding windows for better communication and convenience between drivers and staff. Drivers have complained about the difficulties communication through the bullet-proof glass. Accepting and handling Cash in the new open environment is not advisable and could place our staff and drivers at risk. While drivers can still use ACH debit, money order or check, please be aware that credit cards will cost an additional $5.00 Square fee. Purchase and pay with a money order. It will be processed as a Cash payment.
As of Monday, December 9th, Yellow Cab Co. will no longer send drivers daily e-mails regarding their deposit. Driver will still receive daily text messages. However, the text message will direct drivers to a ycdcpay.com link where they can check their own deposits. Drivers are encouraged to become familiar with ycdcpay.com, where they can log in daily to check their bank deposits, transaction history and buy their insurance stickers. This tool was created for the empowerment and convenience of drivers. Please take advantage of the website.
The Department of For- Hire Vehicles (DFHV) launched a pilot program intended to increase the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) in service for residents and support accessibility for visitors to the District. Beginning October 28, 2019, top performing taxicab drivers with WAVs will be given a Union Station Fast Pass to allow for priority entry to the front of the popular taxi line at Union Station.
The objective of the Union Station Fast Pass Pilot Program is to reward drivers who transport passengers in WAVs, incentivize operators to increase the availability of WAV service, and provide additional income opportunities. Each month, DFHV will review WAV trip logs of drivers providing transportation service to Transport DC participants. The top performing drivers based on those logs will qualify for the Union Station Fast Pass. The pass will be valid for one month.
Customers can now send themselves a copy of their receipt from the back seat device by using the "eReceipt by Curb" button. After selecting a payment option, customers will see an eReicept by Curb button option on the backseat device. The customer will then enter their mobile phone number and press ENTER. After that, they will receiver a text message with a link that will take them to their eReceipt. Customers will still have the option to receive a hard copy of the receipt after a payment option has been selected. The driver will still receive the PRINT RECEIPT prompt on their tablet after the customer's payment option has been selected.
Taxicab operators who have vehicles that are older than eight (8) model years but less than ten (10) model years may complete an application to waive the eight-year vehicle age retirement requirement. To qualify for the waiver, the operator must show proof that the vehicle has been driven no more than 175,000 miles and has passed a 150-point inspection by an independent ASE certified mechanic. No taxicab company or association may self-certify the 150-point ASE inspection. The charge for the waiver application is $100.00, including the license renewal fee.
The vehicle shall meet other eligibility criteria for the waiver as follows:
1. Have passed its two (2) most recent required DMV inspections;
2. Be in excellent mechanical condition, as evidenced by passage of a 150-point inspection administered by an independent third party Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified inspection service, any fleet, company, or association may not self certify;
3. Be in excellent condition in appearance, including having no body damage on its exterior;
4. Not be a salvaged vehicle or declared a total loss;
5. Not have been driven more than one hundred seventy-five thousand (175,000) miles at the time the waiver application is filed.
All other public vehicle-for-hire requirements under Title 31 of the DCMR are still applicable.
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