Panel on Industry
Panel on Industry Report has been completed with findings and recommendations pertaining to issuing H-tags. The Panel recommended offering
191 H-tags based on the following priorities:
1) drivers who gave up tags in the 24 month period ending on July 6, 2009 when the moratorium was instituted
2) drivers who completed UDC training classes during the same 24 month period
3) any eligible vehicle owners
A market study would be undertaken every 2 years to determine the appropriate number of taxicabs needed to serve the District.
The Chairman of the Panel did offer the opinion that returning to an open licensing policy, which existed prior to the moratorium, could be more competitive with private sedans and the marketplace would eventually eliminate those who cannot compete.