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Chaos at D.C. Taxicab Meeting as Cabbies Shout Down Regulators

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission ended in an uproar on Wednesday, as nearly 300 cab drivers organized by the Teamsters union erupted in anger when the commission’s chairman attempted to read aloud a letter from an unhappy cab customer.

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D.C. Taxi Drivers Deliver Letter To Mayor Gray Calling For Halt To Impoundments

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WAMU

Cabbies rallied outside D.C.'s city hall Tuesday, demanding a meeting with Mayor Vincent Gray as they fight for more representation on the city's Taxicab Commission.

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Cabbies of Washington Unite! Taxi Drivers Lock Arms with Teamsters

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

D.C. cabbies -- frustrated with a spate of city mandates requiring drivers to modernize their vehicles -- have voted to unionize.

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Nine Hundred D.C. Cab Drivers Scramble To Find New Credit Card Payment System

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WAMU

For the second time since all District taxicabs were required to accept credit card and smartphone payments beginning this month, another company tapped by D.C. to  process those transactions is having major problems.

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Show Me the Money: Some D.C. Cabbies Waiting Weeks to Collect Credit Card Fares

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WAMU

Two weeks after the start of universal credit card acceptance in Washington, D.C. cabs, the transition from cash-only to modern technology has been bumpy, with more than 5,600 of the District’s roughly 6,500 cabs having installed systems that accept payments from both credit cards and smartphone apps.

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By Oct. 1, Most D.C. Taxicabs Will Take Credit Cards

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WAMU

As a deadline approaches for D.C. taxi cabs to accept credit cards, the city's top regulator says most drivers will be in compliance. But despite threats of impounded vehicles, up to 2,000 cabs won't be ready.

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Why It's So Complicated to Put Credit Card Readers in D.C. Taxis

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WAMU

By Thursday, Washington, D.C. taxi drivers are supposed to show they have scheduled the installation of a credit card payment machine in their vehicles. Many won't.

The paying public is asking why this is so complicated? The reason, in part, is a mismatched market. 

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D.C. Cab Drivers Say They Can't Add Credit Card Readers By City Deadline

Thursday, August 08, 2013

WAMU

As the deadline to apply for a 30-day extension looms, some Washington taxi drivers are petitioning the D.C. Taxicab Commission for more time to install credit card readers in their vehicles.

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D.C. Taxicab Commission Considering "Burdensome" Regulations, Says Council Member

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WAMU

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is considering adopting “burdensome” regulations that would “discourage new, innovative technology companies from operating in the District,” according to a D.C. council member.

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