Department of For-Hire Vehicles

August 2016
Acting Director
Ernest Chrappah
Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) conducted a study of underserved areas by taxis and private hire vehicles. To address the need for better transportation options, DFHV awarded grants to create a Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis (NRS) to run along a designated course for a fixed price. The NRS will begin as a pilot program in Wards 4, 7 and 8. So, take a look at the proposed NRS routes and provide your feedback or offer a suggestion. The intent is to give the residents of the District of Columbia more choices to fulfill their transportation needs and ensure excellent customer experiences for riders of for-hire vehicles.  We want to hear from you...make your voice heard.
Neighborhood Ride Service
By Taxis Coming Soon

Neighborhood Ride Service
The Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis (NRS) pilot program is set to be introduced with the following features:
  • Service provided by an 8-seat shuttle
  • For only $5, riders can hop on or off at stops within their Ward
  • Payment can be made by cash, credit card or digital payment

Ward 4 - Georgia Avenue

Ward 7 - Minnesota Avenue

Ward 8 - Good Hope Road/Naylor Road

Summer Wrap Up

As temperatures remained hot this summer, the Department of For-Hire Vehicles wants you to be cool with the latest updates. Besides the heat, this is what else is going on:
  • Look at this video about the reorganization of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles to oversee taxis, limousines, black cars and private sedans
  • Shared Riding expanded transportation options in response to WMATA Safety Surge
  • Transport DC scaled back to original objective to offer service for medical appointments and employment
  • Vehicle Inspection Officers patrol DC streets 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • More than 60 electric taxis are now in full-service operation in the District
  • The moratorium on issuing H-tags ended with pathways established to obtain new licenses
Contact Information
All owners and operators licensed by or registered with the Department of For-Hire Vehicles are required to maintain their current contact information on file which must include a current mailing address, phone number and email address. Client Services will not conduct a transaction without verification.
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Department of For-Hire Vehicles 
2235 Shannon Place, SE, Suite 3001
Washington, DC 20020