Driver News (April 3, 2020)
Taxi Drivers Filing For Unemployment: Many drivers are filing unemployment claims as employees of Yellow Cab. Please be aware that drivers are not an employee and the claim will be denied by the agency. Maryland, Virginia and DC unemployment offices have not yet set up the process to allow claims from independent contractors such as taxi drivers. It’s also not clear how each state will set up unemployment requirements for independent contractors – including “work history” and “hours per week”. See this Washington Post article on unemployment benefits for independent contractors and we will keep you updated as we receive information.
Maryland residents, please read the update on Unemployment Insurance Benefit under the New CARES Act of the Federal Government is a follows: “Please do NOT submit an application if you are self-employed, an independent contractor, gig worker, have insufficient work history, and/or believe you may be eligible. Our system is currently not set up to process these types of applicants, as they are formerly considered ineligible. If you submit an application, it will be denied. To receive an e-mail once the new application is ready, please sign up here
Virginia residents, please read the update on Unemployment Insurance Benefit under the New CARES Act of the Federal Government. The latest information is that VEC will begin issuing $600 provided for by the CARES Act once we have received guidance from the United States Department of Labor and have modified our system to implement that guidance. Currently, the online claim filing system is operational but not sending confirmation numbers. Claims are being received and we are working on fixing the problem.
DFHV Notice To the For-Hire Industry Regarding Essential Services During Stay-At-Home Orders 4/2/2020: This notice is to provide clarification about for-hire drivers, and taxi and transportation network company (TNC) services, given stay-at-home orders issued by Mayor Bowser, and the governors of Maryland and Virginia.
DFHV wants to clarify that the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the State of Virginia deem for-hire drivers as essential workforce. This means that taxi and transportation network company (TNC) drivers are able to work despite the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia stay-at-home guidance and orders. Specifically, Mayor’s Order 2020-053, issued on March 24, 2020, states that “Taxis, ride-sharing companies, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for Essential Businesses or Essential Governmental Functions and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order;” are essential services.
Additionally, Mayor Bowser’s Stay-at-Home Order advises for-hire drivers to wipe down surfaces potentially touched by a passenger after each ride. Drivers of ride-sharing vehicles may not have more than two (2) other persons in their vehicle at any time.
Drivers should follow prevention guidelines, “How to Protect Yourself,” issued at coronavirus.dc.gov, including washing their hands often; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; and staying home when feeling sick.
For additional resources and updates on the District’s response to coronavirus (COVID-9), please visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
Taxis Exempt From “Stay-At-Home Order”: Please note that Mayor’s Order 2020-053 from March 24th defines taxis as essential under Transportation and Logistics (i. ii). Transportation and Logistics – “Taxi’s, ride-sharing companies, and other private transportation providers providing transportation services necessary for Essential Businesses or Essential Government Functions and other purposes expressly authorized in this Order.” Mayor’s Order 2020-054 from March 30th states that essential operations are exempt from the Stay-At-Home order under Essential Activities (2. c). “Performing work providing essential products and services at an Essential Business or otherwise carrying out activities specially permitted in this Order, including Minimum Basic Operations.”
Mayor Bowser Issues Stay-At-Home Order – March 30, 2020
DFHV Director Do’s Newsletter, Response to Coronavirus – March 2020
- Automatically extending Face ID’s expiring between March 18 and April 30 until Wednesday, July 1 (See AI-2020-01).
- Assisting you remotely through Client Services between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM until further notice. Please call (202) 645-7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Working on grant funding opportunities to support the District’s for-hire operators.
- Distributing Information on how drivers can protect themselves and their passengers.
- Closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on trip demand.
- Reviewing how the for-hire industry can take advantage of any assistance from the “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” recently passed by the Council and signed by Mayor Bowser (see image below).
- Developing a resource list for drivers to include loan assistance, legal consultation, tax preparation, and options to obtain health insurance.
- Maintaining the continuity of operations for its programs including those that serve the District’s most vulnerable populations.
- Working on obtaining and providing cleaning supplies for taxi providers serving our various programs.
- Communicating with taxi regulators across the country to develop best practices and solutions around COVID-19.
- Speaking with you and other industry stakeholders to answer your questions about COVID-19.
Mayor’s Order Requires Temporary Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Prohibits Gatherings of Ten or More People – On Wednesday night, to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-053: Closure of Non-Essential Businesses and Prohibition on Large Gatherings During Public Health Emergency for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This Mayor’s Order requires temporary closure of the on-site operation of all non-essential businesses and prohibits gatherings of 10 or more people.
The intent of the Order is to temporarily cease all non-essential business activities, including tour guides and touring services; gyms, health clubs, spas, and massage establishments; theaters, auditoriums, and other places of large gatherings; nightclubs; hair, nail, and tanning salons and barbershops; tattoo parlors; sales not involved in essential services; retail clothing stores; and professional services not devoted to assisting essential business operations. The Order went into effect on March 25, 2020, at 10 pm, through April 24, 2020. For more information on the District’s response, visit coronavirus.dc.gov.
Mayor Bowser Extends Modified District Operating Status and Prohibition on Mass Gatherings During Public Health Emergency: On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she has extended the District of Columbia Government’s modified operating status until April 27, including the adjusted DC Government operating posture and distance learning at the District’s public schools.
DC Government will operate under an agency-specific telework schedule, continuing to deliver essential services and keep critical systems and services operating. Some government operations will be performed fully remotely, while other services will continue to be performed at public buildings, but under modified operations. The Mayor also extended the prohibition on mass gatherings during a public health emergency until April 25, 2020.
DCPS facilities will remain closed and distance learning will take place through Friday, April 24. At this time, classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, April 27. The District’s charter school operators are expected to follow DCPS’ operating status. Watch Mayor Bowser’s press conference here.
Save The Date – Taxi Drivers Summit Rescheduled: The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is conducting a Taxi Drivers Summit and wants your participation. Due to the current circumstances, DFHV has decided to reschedule the Taxi Driver Summit for May 2, 2020 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002. Registration is free. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served. Mark your calendar for this opportunity to learn about the future of the taxi industry in the District of Columbia. Get information about how to increase your revenue in the for-hire business. Your feedback about DFHV services will help to identify priorities that can lead to the development of policies and programs. More details to come soon.
DACL Meal Delivery For Seniors: In response to the current coronavirus On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Mayor Muriel Bowser closed the senior facilities in DC. The senior facilities are a reliable source for meals for many seniors in the city. Because the centers are closed, the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) began delivering meals to the homes of seniors throughout DC, using the services of DC Yellow Cab and it’s drivers. The evening of the 17th, Yellow Cab Managers began working on a plan to service each person registered on the City’s list. Yellow Cab began routing trips together according to the recipient’s location. After planning the delivery routes, drivers were then notified of the emergency need and several drivers responded to the call for help delivering the life-sustaining food. DC Yellow Cab managers worked on site with drivers at the food distribution location to pack and deliver the food to the client. DC Yellow Cab was told that the drivers and runners, people who help deliver the food to the residents, have given much appreciated support and did an excellent job from day one.
*IMPORTANT*: Leftover frozen meal packs should be taken to Vida Brightwood to be stored in their freezer at 1330 Missouri Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011. Ask for Blanche Cotlear or Maria Lourdes Carrillo.
No Paper Vouchers – Yellow Cab drivers should not be collecting paper vouchers during the COVID-19 crisis. This measure has been put in place for the safety of all passengers, drivers and Yellow Cab staff members. Yellow Cab will ensure that all drivers are paid for all account trips . If you are missing a payment for a account job, please e-mail email@example.com with the trip information.
Rental & Dispatch Rebate: Yellow Cab is sympathetic to the lack of business during the COVID-19 crisis. In an attempt to offset the loss in wages, Yellow Cab will make the follow adjustments to dues for the weeks starting March 15th and March 22nd;
- 50% reduction of rental fees
- 50% reduction of dispatch fees
- 50% off MTS fees.
Please be advised that if you have already paid full dues for any of the above buckets for the week of March 15th, they will be prorated for the week of March 22nd. Also please be advised that you must be current with your dues to be eligible for this rebate.
DMV Services Suspended: Until March 31, the District of Columbia Government is operating under a modified posture in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, residents are still able to access many essential services.
Until March 31, the DMV Southwest Service Center at 95 M Street, SW will be the ONLY service center open. Residents must make an appointment prior to coming to the service center. Schedule an appointment here or call 311.
The Self-Service On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) Emissions Kiosk located at 300 Van Buren Street, NW will remain open 24/7.
All road test appointments (Commercial and Non-Commercial) between March 17–31 have been rescheduled.
DMV will extend the expiration date for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, inspections, ticket payments and ticket adjudication requests until April 17.
All driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and vehicle inspections scheduled to expire between March 16 and March 31 will be granted a waiver without penalty until DC DMV reopens at full operating capacity.
All tickets will remain in their current status between March 16 and March 31 and no additional penalties will be accessed during this period. In the interim, the public is encouraged to request adjudication and pay tickets online. Additionally, all driver license suspensions and revocations will be paused until DC DMV returns to full operating capacity after March 31.
DMV online services remain available, and customers are encouraged to utilize online options.
Residents should continue to check coronavirus.dc.gov for the latest information and guidance.
Adjusted Hours And Staffing: During the COVID-19 crisis, Yellow Cab has taken measures to reduce the on site staff. For the indefinite future, please be aware of the staffing changes and the services that it may effect.
Coronavirus Protective Guidelines: Safety Tips From Mayor Bowser’s Office
The below was published by Dr. James Robb (MD FCAP). He was a professor of Pathology at the University of California San Diego and one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). He was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, he has kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.
Here are some suggested recommended precautions. These are the same precautions that should be used during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:
- NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
- Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
- Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
- Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
- Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
- Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
- If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
What should you stock in preparation:
- Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas. This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
- Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth
- Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective • Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY “cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available.
- James Robb, MD FCAP
Update on 1099-K & Expense Reports . If you have no received your report yet, please let us know by emailing contact @dcyellowcab.com. We will not respond to phone calls or walk in requests. If you are in need of an itemized report of expenses for 2019, please come to the office during business hours for a copy. We can only give these reports out in person.
Vehicle Age Waiver Inspection Request *Update*: AS OF 2/10/2020, ALL 2011 TAXIS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN BY THE DFHV. VEHICLE MUST NOW PASS 150-POINT INSPECTION TO BE REINSTATED.
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 under Title 31 DCMR § 609.3 for one calendar year. 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. Apply For The Waiver here.
Vehicle Recall Alert Notice: The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) reiterates in this policy that it is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to address and repair vehicle recall issues. DFHV encourages vehicle owners in the for-hire industry to use the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls) database to determine vehicle(s) that need to be repaired as part of a recall.
DFHV Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) will continue to conduct safety and compliance inspections. DFHV will exercise our authority in Title 31 including but not limited to notices to the industry, compliance orders, safety and compliance inspections and vehicle removal related to vehicle recalls.
VIOs may order the removal of an unsafe or improperly equipped taxicab from any public street or space to one of the official District Inspection Stations for re-inspection, notwithstanding the fact that the taxicab displays an approved inspection sticker. No person shall drive, move, or permit the operation or use of any taxicab which is mechanically unsafe, improperly equipped, or otherwise unfit to be operated. Such vehicles are subject to being impounded.
Customer Service: At the end of each trip the customers receive an independent survey to rate the trip. Based on the 5,687 responses received to date the customers give Yellow Cab an overall 4.6-stars rating out of 5-stars. Over 90% of them rated the service between 4 and 5 stars. We are humbled by the results but our mission should be to get a 5-star rating. Let us collectively work to improve and provide an excellent service experience.
Discontinuing Daily E-Mails: In December 2019, Yellow Cab stopped sending 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.
No Cash Environment Update: 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.
Drivers still paying Cash will have to use one of the following alternatives to make their weekly payments: :
- Deposit the cash into your personal account
- Pay online by ACH at the Payment Portal at www.ycdrivers.com or with the Receptionist.
- ACH payment transactions made on Friday are debited to your account on Monday and those made on Saturday are debited on Tuesday. We give you ample time to deposit the cash to cover your payment.
- Use your debit or credit card to pay at the Receptionist. 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.
For drivers still paying Cash and may not be aware how the Cashless option works see below:
- When you select to pay your weekly payment by ACH it is debited against the same account that your credit card/voucher credits are deposited
- The online system or Receptionist will at the same time give you a receipt and the current insurance sticker
- You account will be debited the next business day for the amount of your weekly payment
- The company in essence is extending you credit or paid full until they receive the funds from your bank
There is really no need to use Cash anymore!! Thanks for you cooperation.
Union Station Fast Pass: The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) is launching an exciting new pilot program that will impact the Union Station taxi line with the introduction of the Union Station Fast Pass. Selected DC taxi drivers will be given a Union Station Fast Pass to allow them to have priority access to the front of the taxi line at Union Station. Drivers will approach Union Station from Columbus Circle via Massachusetts Avenue and the Union Station Fast Pass holders will use the designated access point to move to the front of the taxi line at Union Station. DFHV is giving top-performing drivers of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) easier and faster access to the Union Station Taxi Stand, the busiest pick up point for taxis in the city. This incentive to WAV drivers is a reward for their choice to drive a WAV taxi and provide service to passengers using wheelchairs. Drivers can pick up any passenger – with or without a wheelchair – when using their Union Station Fast Pass.
Union Station Fast Pass Eligibility
Taxi drivers that provide at least 50 trips to wheelchair users in the Transport DC program in a calendar month will be eligible to receive a Fast Pass. DFHV will use Transport DC program data from two months prior to the eligible month to determine qualification. (e.g., DFHV will evaluate January Transport DC data for the March Union Station Fast Pass)
Changes with the Union Station Taxi Line
- A portion of the outside taxi line will be blocked by cones and drivers will maintain a single file line as they come around the front of Union Station.
- Union Station Fast Pass holders will access the taxi line at the designated access point between the two medians. These drivers are required to show their pass to the DFHV Vehicle Inspection Officer on duty to use the Fast Lane to enter the taxi line at the access point. Those without a valid pass will be turned away.
- All drivers will resume two lines at the break in the medians. Union Station Fast Pass holders will enter the taxi line in the outside taxi lane.
Face Renewal At Kiosk: Drivers can now come to the Yellow Cab lobby 24/7 and begin the process of renewing their Hack License. You must have a cellphone to receive texts and emails and an email address. Follow the steps in the link to begin the renewal process.
Transport DC Reimbursement: DUE TO A PROJECTED INCREASE IN TRIPS AND A FIXED BUDGET THE REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRANSPORT DC TRIPS WAS CUT BY $2.50 PER TRIP FOR FY 2020. THE CUT WILL BE SHARED BY BOTH THE COMPANY AND THE DRIVERS. THE DRIVER REIMBURSEMENT WILL GO FROM $15.00 TO $13.50 AND THE COMPANY PAYMENT WILL BE CUT BY $1.00 PER TRIP.
Reminder: As of October 1, 2019 a clause was added to the dispatch agreement that stipulates dispatch drivers will not be allowed to opt out of serving specific users. Since the August 1 to August 31 open season period has closed, drivers will no longer has the option to change their status to non-dispatch.
MINI Thermal Bluetooth Printer Battery Replacement: Drivers with the MINI Thermal Bluetooth printer may have experienced issues with their printer battery this summer. This is due to overheating, which caused the batteries to expand and break. Drivers have been instructed to not leave the printers inside the vehicle when they’re not working. Yellow Cab is now selling replacement batteries for $25 each. Please see a technician if you need a replacement battery.
T2R Taxi-to-Rail Pilot Program Expanded: The expanded T2R program now includes several grocery stores in Wards 6, 7 and 8 will be part of the program. Also, several libraries, pools and recreation centers in Wards 7 and 8 are also part of the expanded pilot program for subsidized taxi rides. The Taxi-to-Rail (T2R) pilot program covers up to $10.00 for passengers. Once the trip surpasses $10.00 on the meter, the passenger will be responsible for paying for the rest of the trip out of pocket. Users can be book trips via Taxi2Rail.com, the ezRidr app, or by calling 202-727-3827. Read the Washington Post article here. See the expanded location list here.
Make sure to check out the WUSA9 report on the Taxi-to-Rail Pilot Program here.
Muhammad Al-Qaabil Feature: In this GPS driven world, there’s still something to be said for a cabbie who actually knows his way around. Read the feature on one of Yellow Cab’s longest tenured drivers & dispatchers Mr. Muhammad Al-Qaabil, written by Washington Post Express columnist Kery Murakami.
Payment Resume Button Error: Drivers, please DO NOT press the RESUME button when a passenger requests a copy of their credit card receipt. This cancels the payment and creates extra work for you and the creates a headache for the customer. The correct way to print a copy of a credit card receipt is for the driver to press the ACCOUNT button then enter account 100.
Inform The DFHV of Renewals: When drivers renew their face, driver’s license, vehicle registration or vehicle inspection, you should call DFHV to inform them to update their records at 202-645 6018. Failure to do so could lead to inadvertent shutdown of your system.
SMS Payment Instruction: The SMS payment option is now available on all driver consoles (tablets). SMS pay can be used as a backup to the Verifone system or as the customer’s preferred payment method. To use press SMS Pay on the driver console and enter customer’s mobile telephone number. If it is a dispatch trip and the customer used their cell number to book the ride the mobile number will automatically be populated on the screen. Press the DONE button, then the SEND button. The customer will then receive a text message with a link where they can enter their credit card information. Once that is completed, the driver will receive the completed payment information on their tablet. Please note that passengers will not be able to add a tip at the end. You can politely ask the customer if they would like to add a tip. If they do, enter it on the Extras screen prior to entering their mobile phone number.
New Child Seat Laws: DC has updated and made very defined rules as to how small children children are permitted to ride as a passenger in all vehicles, taxicabs included. Please read here to become more familiar with the new guidelines.
Electronic Receipt: Customers can request electronic receipts from the Verifone back seat device. After selecting a payment option, customers will see an eReicept by Curb button option and can enter their mobile phone number and press ENTER to receive a text message with a link to the the eReceipt. Customers can still request a printed but we should promote the electronic receipt option to show them the technology advancements at Yellow Cab.
YCDC Pay Browser Update: The YCDC Pay website works best with the Chrome browser. Other browsers may work but are not full compatible.
Taxi Butler: There are now 31 Taxi Butler locations throughout the city. Here is a list of locations with the installed Taxi Butler device.
- Fairfield Inn – 2305 New York Avenue NE
- Hotel Arboretum -1917 Bladensburg Road NE
- Courtyard Marriott – 1325 2nd Street NW
- Homewood Suites – 465 New York Avenue NW
- Pod DC Hotel – 627 H Street NW
- Hampton Inn Hotel – 501 New York Avenue NE
- Hampton Inn and Suites, Navy Yard – 1265 First Street SE
- Avenue Suites Georgetown – 2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- Hilton Garden Inn – 1225 First Street NE
- Willard Intercontinental Hotel – 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- Intercontinental Washington DC – 801 Wharf Street SW
- Hampton Inn Washington DC White House – 1729 H Street NW
- Hotel Hotel– 2224 F Street NW
- Greenbriar Condominiums – 4301 Massachusetts Avenue NW
- Kimpton George Hotel – 15 E Street NW
- Knollwood Military Retirement Community – 6200 Oregon Avenue NW
- The Kennedy-Warren – 3133 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Homewood Suites – 1475 Massachusetts Avenue NW
- Residence Inn – 333 E Street SE
- Hyatt Place – 24 N Street NE
- Holiday Inn/White House – 1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW
- Washington Marriott Wardman Park – 2660 Woodley Road NW
- The River Inn – 924 25th Street NW
- The Kenmore – 5415 Connecticut Avenue NW
- Hyatt Place/White House – 1522 K Street NW
- Hyatt Place/National Mall – 400 E Street SW
- The Watergate Hotel – 2650 Virginia Avenue NW
- The W Hotel – 515 15th Street NW
- Foxhall Medicine – 3301 New Mexico Avenue NW
- The Ritz-Carlton – 3100 South Street NW
- Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Center – 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
Uber, Lyft Haven’t Paid Taxes Owed To Baltimore: Despite charging an extra $.25 per trip to offset tax costs, Uber has failed to pay Baltimore taxes owed, the Baltimore Sun has reported. Fellow ride-sharing company Lyft charged no surcharge, but also has failed to pay taxes. The back taxes owed comes on about nine million trips by Uber and Lyft in Baltimore. The unpaid taxes not only cost the city an estimated $2.1 million in revenue, but the rise in ride-sharing has cost Baltimore around an additional $4.1 million in parking tax, meters and city-owned garages. Read the Baltimore Sun article here.
Easter Seals Taxicab Operator Guide: This pocket guide covers driver responsibilities for serving passengers under the ADA, disability etiquette, mobility aids, assisting customers with service animals, and passenger responsibilities.
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.
Here are the latest editions of DFHV Newsletters March 2020