January 2018
Director  Ernest Chrappah
The Vision 2020 Challenge

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles is embarking on an initiative to ensure District residents achieve transportation equity. This objective means removing barriers to access transit service.

The agency has continued to modernize the taxi fleet with the transition to a digital platform. We have provided financial incentives to expand economic opportunities and address market changes. 

In addition, we supported pilot programs to meet the transportation needs of people with disabilities, veterans, District government employees, and foster children. 

So get ready for Vision 2020. Stay tuned to learn more. The evolution of your ride is being driven by DFHV.
Economic Development Cluster Open House

DMPED Open House Agency Directors

Front (L to R): Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner; Johanna Shreve (DCOTA); Fred Moosally (ABRA); Ernest Chrappah (DFHV); and Polly Donaldson (DHCD)

Back (L to R): Todd Lee (DCHA); Steve Taylor (DISB); Melinda Bolling (DCRA); Jeff Marootian (DDOT); Angie Gates (OCTFME); and Eric Shaw (OP)

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development organized and hosted an Open House at the Washington Convention Center. There were an estimated 900 attendees who visited with leaders from the various District government agencies that comprise the economic development cluster including DFHV, DDOT, DCRA, DOEE and DISB. The Open House provided insight into the responsibilities of each agency and gave District residents the opportunity to learn about plans and programs.

Attendees at DMPED Open House engage with District government agency leaders
Department of For-Hire Vehicles
Who We Are/What We Do

DFHV Innovations Program Grants
DFHV is soliciting applications for licensed independent taxicab owner-operators, company-affiliated owners, and rental drivers to receive funding for developing innovative pilot projects and partnership programs aimed at improving transportation equity, expanding economic opportunities, and solving problems within the taxicab industry to benefit consumers. 

DFHV intends to make several awards through a competitive review process. Up to $750,000 in funding is available for one or more applicants with valid operating authority. For more information review the Notice of Grant Funding.  

Meet the Staff - DFHV Celebrates the New Year
(L to R) Shirley Kwan-Hui, Pedro Agosto, Juanda Mixon, Martha Haile, Monique Bocock, and Gerard Benjamin are all smiles at the DFHV Holiday/New Year Office Party 
Client Services Center
DFHV has introduced  a convenient method to contact our Client Services Center through our website. You can now ask general questions pertaining to the for-hire industry online anytime by submitting your inquiry to the  Department of For-Hire Vehicles Inquiry Form . Responses will be sent within 24 hours or the next business day.  
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 
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