Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has ordered the Taxicab Commission to lift a $19 cap on taxicab fares, according to commission Chairman Leon Swain, who testified at D.C. Council oversight hearing Tuesday. Gray's instructions to adjust the city's rulemaking to lift the cap is in keeping with the D.C. Council's...
Nikita R Stewart
| February 22, 2011; 5:41 PM ET |
Categories: D.C. Taxis, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray | Tags: Leon Swain, Vincent C. Gray, cap, fares, mayor, meters, taxicabs, zone
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Voters who plan to write in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election won't even have to write. With early voting starting tomorrow at five satellite sites in D.C. neighborhoods, The Write Fenty In Campaign has armed volunteers with "stampers" that they are giving to to those who want to cast their vote for Fenty even though his name is not on the ballot.
Updated 11:11 a.m. A five-mile ride with a five-minute wait in the District costs $11.50, the lowest in the region, according to a study by an economist on behalf of two taxicab groups. Kara Gorski, vice president of District-based Edgewoth Economics, told taxicab commissioners that her firm looked at surrounding...
The star witness planned for the council's hearing today on the taxi industry was a no-show. To the consternation of council members on the dais, the Fenty administration declined to make D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Leon J. Swain Jr. available this afternoon because of his role in an ongoing federal...
D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) is giving up his oversight of the city's taxicab issues after his chief of staff was arrested last month for allegedly taking a bribe from a member of the industry. Graham sent council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) a letter Monday asking that...
The two staffers for D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) who were subpoenaed as part of the federal investigation of the city's taxicab industry will not be testifying before the grand jury, according to sources in Graham's office. David Vacca and Steve Hernandez, both of whom work for the...
Washington Post Editors
| October 8, 2009; 12:55 PM ET |
Categories: City Life, D.C. Council, D.C. Taxis, Tim Craig | Tags: David Vacca, Jim Graham, Steve Hernandez, Ted G. Loza
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