The Council of the District of Columbia
The Office of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2011
Director of Communications: Kiara Pesante o: 202-724-8089 c: 202-701-9439
Councilmember Cheh Announces Public Hearing on Taxi Reform Legislation
Will reveal results of online survey on cab service, amenities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation, will hold a public hearing on B19-630, the “District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Service Improvement Amendment Act of 2011,” and B19-635, the “Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs Parity Amendment Act of 2011” on Monday, January 30, 2012. The hearing will begin at 11 a.m. in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. At that time, Cheh will also reveal the results of an online survey created by her office in late December to receive input from the public on taxi service in the District.
The Committee invites the public to formally testify in person or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the Council’s official record. Anyone wishing to do so should contact Aukima Benjamin, staff assistant to the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation, at 202-724-8062, or via e-mail at
. Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral presentation and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three minutes for oral presentation. Witnesses should bring 10 copies of their written testimony and submit a copy of their testimony electronically.
The taxi service survey, which includes an open comment field, is still available at taxi.marycheh.com.