Cabbies Suing the Mayor of D.C. Over Rates

Cabbies Suing the Mayor of D.C. Over Rates

Two D.C. cab driving associations are suing both Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Taxicab Commission. Earlier today, Dominion of Cab Drivers and the D.C. Professional Taxicab Drivers Associated filed complaint against Gray and D.C. Taxicab Commission chairman Ron Linton. Both associations maintain that “over the past several years, city government has “refused to treat the district’s taxi drivers in a manner that is fair and consistent with the law.”

The complaint is based on D.C.’s rate schedule not being updated since the transition from zones to meters happened in 2008. Furthermore, the complaint states that the taxicab commission’s ineptness has forced drivers to work longer hours and endanger passenger lives in addition to their own. The driver associations are being represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which revealed that an adjusted complaint that names the District of Columbia as a defendant will be filed in the near future.

You can view a copy of the current complaint here. Good luck flagging down a cab late a night.

[via DCist]

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