Red And White Taxis? D.C. Officials Settle On Uniform Color Scheme For Cabs

01/27/2012 09:54 am ET
  • The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may have settled on a uniform color scheme for its taxicabs: red and white.

Those are the two colors that District of Columbia officials have picked for the city's much derided cabs. As part of on-going taxi-reform, Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) have settled on red and white, according to The Washington Post.

Red and white matches the D.C. Department of Transportation's Circulator bus system and D.C.'s flag.

Cheh, who chairs the Environment, Public Works and Tansportation Committee, recently conducted a citywide taxi service survey and found overall dissatisfaction by residents.

On Monday, the committee will have a hearing on Cheh's taxi-reform legislation, which has a provision to mandate a uniform color scheme, while still allowing a cab company's insignia to appear on the vehicle. Other improvements include mandatory GPS devices and credit card machines with printable receipts.

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