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Panel on Industry

The Panel on Industry is charged with undertaking a broad study of the marketplace to adopt a framework for rulemaking. The Panel will review existing vehicle regulations including the fleet modernization program; the different categories of vehicles for hire; the distinctive service levels; and new forms of transportation services. The Panel will be responsible to develop proposed regulations to allow for a competitive marketplace. Other issues to be considered involve H-Tag policies, increasing the number of accessible vehicles in the fleet and enhancing transportation options in underserved areas. The Panel will discuss these issues and conduct hearings; so when meeting dates are posted, it is recommended that interested parties attend to offer the Panel their comments.

The District of Columbia Taxicab Commission (DCTC) has identified the following individuals to serve on the Panel on Industry:

  • Charles Lindsay
  • Anthony Muhammad
  • Betty Smalls
  • Stanley W. Tapscott

The H-Tag Report and Attachments are below.

Panel on Industry - H-Tag Report (8-28-15).pdf

H-Tag Report - Attachment A - November 2014 Taxicab Study.pdf

H-Tag Report - Attachment B - Memoranda re moratorium.pdf

H-Tag Report - Attachment C - Sample H-Tag Information Form.pdf

H-Tag Report - Attachment D - Transcripts of both public hearings.pdf

 H-Tag Report - Attachment E - Additional documents from hearings.pdf

H-Tag Report - Attachment F - Petitions.pdf

The Panel on Industry gathered information from stakeholders and the public about H-tag issues, including information about why H-tags should or should not be issued, and about events related to H-tags that occurred from 2006 through the present. The Panel held hearings at which randomly selected individuals were given an opportunity to testify. The analysis and recommendations of the Panel on Industry are offered for public review and comment. Please contact Charles Lindsay for questions or assistance at (202) 645-4433 or charles.lindsay2@dc.gov.