D.C. cabs get a new look, opinion wanted

WASHINGTON – D.C. taxis are getting a new design similar to the color scheme of D.C.’s Circulator buses. The D.C. Cab Commission voted Wednesday to publish the uniform taxi color scheme and take public opinion.

The design will be a gray stripe on the side of red taxi cabs. The city has not released a prototype or sketch of the proposed design.

Earlier proposals suggested multiple colors and were met with criticism. NBC 4 reports a panel recommended in February that the cabs be red, saying the color is associated with the city. Red is used by the Circulator line buses and Capital Bikeshare.

The commission will take comments on the proposal for 30 days with a public hearing scheduled for May 29 at 10 a.m. at 441 4th Street, NW in the Old Council Chambers on the First Floor.

Anyone who wants to testify must register by calling 202-645-6018 extension 4. A written version of the participant’s testimony must be submitted to DCTC 48 hours prior to the hearing.

After hearing from the public, the commission will determine if the uniform design will be adopted.

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