EnviroCAB Receives Recommendation for More Taxis

A quick update on a blog post I did a few weeks ago on enviroCAB - a proposed new taxi service in Arlington, Va., that would operate a fleet of hybrid-only vehicles.

The company, announced today that it has received a recommendation from Arlington County Manager Ron Carlee to operate a fleet of 50 taxicabs within the county.

This is an increase of 15 certificates over the initial 35 certificates recommended for enviroCAB by the Arlington County Transportation Commission in July. The company initially had asked the board for 100 certificates, which would allow it to operate 100 taxis.

"Pending the board's final approval, we will effectively emit zero carbon dioxide, and we'll also remove the emissions of two additional existing cabs for every cab we put on the street through our carbon-negative offset plan," said company co-founder Hans Hess.

The Arlington County Board is scheduled to make the final decision on issuing taxicab permits in September.
If approved, enviroCAB would be the first new cab company in Arlington County since 1984 and the seventh serving the Arlington region.

By Sharon McLoone |  August 17, 2007; 1:30 PM ET Regulation Legislation
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