Updated January 12, 2022

Taxicab Age Requirement Extension: The DFHV  has extended  is Taxicab Age Requirement for all 2011 vehicles. One consequence of COVID-19 has been vehicle shortages and supply chain issues that are preventing the purchase of new vehicles. In order to temporarily alleviate this issue, the Department will allow taxicabs that exceed ten (10) model years, but otherwise comply with all other requirements, to continue operating for the first half of 2022. The Department shall not require any taxicab, which is otherwise authorized to be in service, to be removed from service solely for lack of compliance with the maximum vehicle age requirement under 31 DCMR § 609.3 until July 31, 2022.

No need to file for this extension. Your file will automatically be updated and access to your meter will be restored on January 12, 2022. However, if there are other issues with your account, you may need to resolve them before your access is restored. Please contact Client Services by email at dfhv.clientservices@dc.gov or calling (202) 645-7300.

Read further on this extension here.


DFHV Newsletter December 2021.


Apply for a Financial Incentives Grant to get a Commercial Drivers License and Drive for SchoolConnect: The DFHV is inviting taxi drivers to apply for a grant that will allow them enroll in a DFHV sponsored training program to get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)! Drivers will be asked to commit to drive a school bus for the SchoolConnect program for 6 months.

DFHV is sponsoring taxi drivers to obtain a CDL with a student and passenger endorsement at no personal cost, estimated at $7,000 in value. The program provides drivers with financial incentives up to $2,100.00 for continuing to drive school buses for DC SchoolConnect once they sign an agreement and pass written and driving tests. The program would offer a competitive wage for driving with DC SchoolConnect. DFHV's CDL program would not restrict drivers from continuing to drive taxis while participating in the training program or while being a school bus driver for DC SchoolConnect outside the hours of the DC SchoolConnect program. Read more about the grant opportunities here.


Mayor Bowser's Situational Update - December 29th, 2021


DFHV Online Services: Please take advantage of DFHV online services including the Online Business Portal to submit License Applications, One Stop Vehicle Registrations, and Vehicle Case Management. Online services save you time and allow you to access services from the safety of your home. And if you need further assistance you may call (202) 645-7300 or use the chat feature on the website. Visit the Online Business Portal


 

 


Recruiting Efforts: Over the past 18 months, many drivers throughout the company have taken time away from driving to focus on their health during the pandemic. While we as a company encourage drivers to put their health first, we would like to hear from you if you're still away. If you have our leased equipment (credit card marquee, tablet, etc.) please contact us at (202) 546-7900 or pwilliams@dcyellowcab.com to states your intentions to returned of retire. If you're choosing to retire from driving, we will be more than happy to oblige you as long as the equipment is returned and all debts to the company are paid. Please contact us if you have any further questions.


The Transportation Alliance ‘Media Watch’: With TTA’s ‘Media Watch’, a source that compiles the most relevant articles in transportation news, drivers will be able to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the industry. View news articles updated daily here.


Taxicab ADA Brochure Frequently Asked Questions on Taxi PDF version: This brochure outlines in question and answer format taxicab companies’ responsibilities under the ADA and is geared toward managers and owners.

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