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Driver News (January 14, 2019)

New Passenger Rights: If you have not done so, please report to the Yellow Cab of DC office to receive an updated copy of your Passenger Rights form as soon as possible. Per DFHV mandate, all drivers must have an updated copy of the Passenger Rights form in their vehicle. You can get your updated Passenger Rights at the cashier’s cage.

2010 Vehicle Deadline Extended to March 31st: Per DHFV mandate, all 2010 vehicles will now be permitted to stay on the road until March 31st, 2019.  Attached is an Administrative Issuance that was just signed by Interim DHFV Director David Do.  The Administrative Issuance allows 2010 vehicles to be on the road until March 31, 2019.  This is a one time extension.  All 2010 vehicles will be required be off the road as outlined in the Administrative Issuance. Please contact the DHFV with any further questions.

2018 Angel Tree Event Video: Last week, Yellow Cab was fortunate enough to sponsor the 2018 Angel Tree event in conjunction with The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command. Our company was able to do a great service to the community by supporting this great cause. Watch the full video here. 

Tax Information Deadline: If you have changed your address anytime during 2018, please make sure that you update that information with the front office by January 10th, 2019.  Yellow Cab must mail all tax information to drivers by January 31st, 2019.

iCabbi Bluetooth Dome Light Control Switch Installation: The deadline for the automated domelight controller device installation, per DFHV mandate, has now passed. If you are not in compliance, you are subject to fines and vehicle impound by the DFHV.  In addition, all drivers & PVINs not completed have been reported the the DFHV. If you have not had the installation done, please do so immediately. The devices are $65 per unit and $30 for installation at Bass & Treble. Please come to the office to pickup the device. Installations will be done at Bass & Treble and YCDC.

New DTS Agreement: All Yellow Cab drivers will be expected to sign a new DTS agreement the next time they’re in the office. DTS agreements will be available at the front desk. For more information or details, please see Chris Williams or call (202) 546-7900.

Face ID: As requested the Driver Face ID image was removed from the back-seat credit card equipment.  Drivers must display their Face ID on the visor. Failure to do so could result in the issuance of a citation.

YCDC Driver Online Resource: Driver training materials were added to the dedicated driver web site www.ycdrivers.com and will use site as the main source for driver communication and online sharing resource.

One Stop Cards Available Online: Moving forward, One-stop forms will be available for drivers via the Yellow Cab Company portal. Drivers will also be permitted to submit one-stop forms online. Here are the online procedures on how to access and submit the forms online.

Taxi Butler:  There are now 26 Taxi Butler locations throughout the city. Here is a list of locations with the installed Taxi Butler device.

  • Adams Inn – 1746 Lanier Place NW
  • Avenue Suites Georgetown – 2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Del Mar de Fabio Trabocchi – 791 Wharf Street SW
  • Fairfield Inn – 2305 New York Avenue NE
  • Hampton Inn and Suites, Navy Yard – 1265 First Street SE
  • Hampton Inn Hotel – 501 New York Avenue NE
  • Hilton Garden Inn – 1225 First Street NE
  • Holiday Inn Suites -1917 Bladensburg Road NE
  • Homewood Suites – 465 New York Avenue NW
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton – 501 B New York Avenue NE
  • Pod DC Hotel – 627 H Street NW
  • Courtyard Marriott – 1325 2nd Street NW
  • Hive Hotel – 2224 F Street NW
  • Willard Intercontinental Hotel – 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Intercontinental Washington DC – 801 Wharf Street SW
  • Hampton Inn Washington DC White House – 1729 H Street NW
  • Greenbriar Condominiums – 4301 Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Cathedral Avenue Apartments – 4200 Cathedral Avenue NW
  • Ted’s Bulletin – 505 8th Street SE
  • Kimpton George Hotel – 15 E Street NW
  • SEI Restaurant – 444 7th Street NW
  • The Kennedy-Warren – 3131 Connecticut Avenue NW
  • Homewood Suites – 1475 Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Residence Inn – 333 E Street SE
  • Hyatt Place – 24 N Street NE
  • Ingleside at Rock Creek – 3050 Military Road NW

NYC Taxicab Commissioner to Resign: Meera Joshi, who has been the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner since 2014, will resign from her post this March.  Her resignation was announced Saturday by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. While Joshi will be credited for her commendable efforts to limit damage done to the industry by Uber & Lyft, her resignation comes amidst the most turbulent eras for taxicabs in NYC history. Read the full New York Post article here. 

NYC Taxi Drivers Want Exemption From New Mandate:  New York City’s new congestion pricing mandate will begin January 1st, 2019 in Manhattan. Under this mandate, passengers in all taxis and for-hire vehicles will pay will pay $2.50 for rides below 96th Street and more than $3.00 in other fees. Now, taxi drivers are taking to the streets to demand exemption from the new rule. Watch the CBS New York piece here.

TLPA NEWS

Easter Seals Taxicab Operator GuideThis 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 (December 2018)