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Click the above icon to book your immediate and advanced requests using our WebBooker application. Please select Reserved Trip in the Special Options section for all advanced trips to the Airport and Union Station. Reserved Trip trips are sent to the drivers one hour prior to the scheduled pickup time to ensure that a driver is preassigned and dispatched on time.

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  • Rebook a previously saved trip
  • PAY for the ride on your smartphone
  • Send text messages directly to the driver

Corporate Accounts

Corporate Accounts are a convenient and efficient way to handle all of your transportation needs. Your calls will have the highest priority in our incoming call queue and automated dispatch system. You can request a taxicab online using our WebBooker and MobileBooker applications for immediate and pre-scheduled pickups. You can also request a specific driver, check the status and modify or cancel the request online.

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Yellow Cab News – Edition 20

Here is the latest edition of the YCDC Newsletter.

DCTC Regulatory Items

Safetrack Schedule: Click the Safetrack link to see the updated schedule. Click on the Station link and you will see more details about the work being performed and any restrictions.  Remember that Shared Ride rules will be effect within one-mile of the affected stations.  The Shared Ride rule is that all passengers must join at the same location and can go to separate destinations. The fare for each passenger is calculated by dropping the flag at (Hired on the meter) at the start of each leg of the the trip and closing the meter (Time Off/Hired) at the end of each leg of the trip.

New Backseat Installs: The mandatory replacement of the backseat Passenger Information Module (PIM) is in progress.  Call the Receptionist or Paul Williams or come into the office to schedule an installation appointment.  The equipment is being installed at VeriFone, YCDC ($90.00) and Bass & Treble ($130.00).  Drivers are responsible for paying the equipment installation costs.

Sensitivity Training: DC taxicab drivers are required to undergo Sensitivity Training in the basic tenants of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) as part of the new or renewing application process for a taxicab license (Face Card).  The multi-stage online training course was designed by industry experts and can be completed in phases at the drivers pace. Drivers will be notified when this training is ready for general use.  All YCDC drivers will be required to complete this training course

PVIN Number: Proposed rulemaking was approved in January to eliminate the historical fleet number painted on the taxicab.  The rulemaking states that at repainting the taxicab must display the public vehicle identification number (PVIN) on the rear of the vehicle and not the legacy taxicab number. That number is no longer tracked or used by the Office of Taxicabs.  In the same rulemaking all vehicles approved for extensions must be painted in the new color scheme. If your cab is painted red & gray you must have the PVIN on the rear of the vehicle.

DC Taxi App: The DC Taxi App has been in a limited rollout for the past few months.  Beginning April 1st all drivers must be signed in to the DC TaxiApp while on-duty.  Drivers must be signed on through their personal device or through a device provided by their PSP.  The app was designed specifically for DC taxicab drivers to compete in the new digital dispatch space with the likes of Uber and Lyft. Download the DCTaxi app from Google Play or iTunes stores. Follow the app registration steps, sign-on and get ready to receive your first trip. Drivers needing assistance with downloading, registering, training or getting the appropriate equipment for the app should seek assistance from their associated company

Delivery Service: DCTC is launching a pilot program in partnership with online ordering platform to offer consumers expanded access to on-demand delivery of food, laundry, and other goods and services. The soft launch of the program will initially focus on lunch-hour food delivery in select areas. The pilot will then expand to include more merchants and a broader range of service hours and coverage.  Drivers can sign-up for this program by calling or texting 202-888-3844

YCDC Online Payment

Click on the Online Cashiering Portal to make weekly payments, view payment history and deposit history.  If you have not registered as yet for this process you may do so by using your driver log-in used to sign-on to the MDT to access the portal and register.  You may Call Chris Williams at 202-546 7903 for assistance.  It is very easy and convenient.












CareersYellow Cab Company of DC is a growing transportation company with available job opportunities. We are expanding our services to include Limousine, Paratransit and Delivery Services. Listed below is a list of current job opportunities. If you believe that you qualify for one of the below positions you may visit our office at the below address to complete an application.

Call Center Operators
We have an immediate openings for a part-time Calltaker positions for weekend and special shift times

We are always looking for part-time and full-time Dispatcher with previous work experience in a computerized taxicab dispatching operations.  The three operating shifts are: 6:00AM – 2:00PM, 2:00PM – 10:00PM and 10:00PM to 6:00AM. (We currently have no openings)

Contact Information
Yellow Cab Co. of D.C.
1636 Bladensburg Rd. N.E.
Washington D.C. 20002
202-546 7900 (Main)
202-546 0999 (Fax)


Coming Soon – Sedan Services


Sedanbanner The launch of our sedan service is delayed because pending new private sedan legislation is being considered by the City Council.  We will provide more details on this new level of service when regulations are final and published.

District of Columbia taxicab rates effective June 1, 2013


- First 1/8 mile:                                              $3.25

- Each additional 1/8 mile:                         $0.27

- Wait Rate per hour: *                                $25.00

- Hourly Contract Rate **                           $35.00


*Wait Rate begins five (5) minutes after time of arrival at dispatch location. No wait time charged for premature response to a dispatch. Wait time charged while taxicab is stopped or slowed to less than ten (10) miles per hour for longer than sixty (60) seconds. Wait time charged for delays or stopovers at the direction of the passenger.

**Hourly Rate of $35.00 for the first one (1) hour or fraction thereof, $8.75 for each additional fifteen (15) minutes or fraction thereof.


  • Taxicab passenger surcharge per trip                                           $0.25
  • Dispatch Fee                                                                                          $2.00
  • Additional Passenger (regardless of number)                             $1.00
  • Declared Snow Emergency Fee                                                        $15.00
Calculate Fare

Use the FARE ESTIMATOR tool to calculate the estimated fare. Please note that the calculated fare is an estimate and is not reflective of time, weather, traffic and other conditions.  The actual fare calculated by the in-vehicle time and distance taximeter is the official fare for your trip.


  • Group or Shared Riding: as each passenger arrives at his or her destination fare due shall be paid by passenger(s) leaving the cab.
  • Shared Riding Venues: Union Station, Verizon Center or Nationals Park or other locations designated by an administrative order of the Office of Taxicabs
  • Airport Surcharge or Toll Paid: if any, amount charged shall be the same amount that was paid.
  • Delivery Service: same rate as single passenger unless vehicle hired by the hour



DCTC Reorganization: On June 28, 2016, DCTC will cease to exist in its current form.  The agency will be elevated to the department status and will be renamed as the DC Department of Vehicles For Hire under the new moniker of “DC Rides”.  The transition from its current form to the newly designated status is expected to take about nine months. It is expected the agency will continue to operate as is for now and changes will be slowly transitioned over time.   See link below for organization restructure fort the new Department of Vehicles for Hire.  Department Of Vehicle For Hire


New Rulemaking: At the last official meeting of the DC taxicab Commission on June 23, 2016 a number of new rules were passed as Emergency or Final Rulemaking.  Listed below are links to the new rules. 

Chapters 5, 12, 99 Final – Creates Independent Vehicle Business

Chapter 6 Final – Requires MTS to Allow Ride Rating

Chapter 10, 12, 99 Emergency – Authorizes Provisional LCS Operator License

Chapter 10 Emergency – Clarifies Conditions for New Vehicle Licenses

Chapters 8, 99 Emergency & Proposed – Establishes New Rate for Legacy Meter

Chapters 8, 20 Emergency & Proposed – Clarifies and Reauthorizes Fines for Serious Violations

New TNC Bill : Here is the new TNC in Council for consideration.  It gives the TNC completely separate rules to self-govern and operate outside of DCTC’s control and enforcement.  It allows them to have 12-years age limit and private background checks.  It also allows them all rights to participate in all facets of the taxicab industry without the same rules.  It seems that being a digital dispatch company may be the future if street hails slowly evolve into e-hails.

New TNC Bill


Lost Luggage Returned!

I just had a great experience with a Yellow Cab driver, and I wanted to pass along the feedback, partly to compliment your company and partly so that he can get some recognition. Unfortunately, I don’t know his name, but I hope to give you enough details that you can track him down for me.
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