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D.C. Wire Archive: D.C. Taxis

Gray to lift $19 cap on fares, says taxicab chairman

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...

By Nikita R Stewart  | February 22, 2011; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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 can stamp 'Fenty' on ballots

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.

By Tim Craig  | October 22, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Taxis, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. taxi drivers say their complaints are still not heard

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...

By Nikita Stewart  | June 16, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  D.C. Taxis, Nikita Stewart  
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D.C. taxi commission chair a no-show at council

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...

By Anne Bartlett  | January 7, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow, D.C. Council, D.C. Taxis  
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Graham gives up taxicab industry oversight

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...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 19, 2009; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  City Life, D.C. Council, D.C. Taxis, Tim Craig  
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Graham Aides Won't Be Testifying After All

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...

By Washington Post Editors  | October 8, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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Older Entries in This Category »

Cabdrivers Vent Anger at Graham, Fenty , Washington Post Editors , October 1, 2009
Graham Withdrawing Taxicab Bill as FBI Probe Continues, Washington Post Editors , September 30, 2009
Two Graham Staffers Receive Grand Jury Subpoenas , Washington Post Editors , September 29, 2009
Fenty: I Can't Comment on Loza Case, Anne Bartlett , September 28, 2009
Too Many Taxi Drivers in D.C.?, Nikita R Stewart , June 30, 2009
D.C. Taxis Face Meter Deadline, washingtonpost.com editors , June 2, 2008
Looking for Meters, Marcia Davis , May 1, 2008
Meters or Zones Today?, David A Nakamura , May 1, 2008
Taxicab Meters: Yes or No?, Marcia Davis , April 25, 2008
Fenty Holds Firm to Taxi Meter Deadline, Marcia Davis , April 22, 2008
More on Taxis and the City, Marcia Davis , April 21, 2008
 
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