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Red And Grey: D.C. Cab Commission Agrees On New Colors

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No longer will D.C. cabs use all the colors of the rainbow.

A uniform color scheme for D.C.'s fleet of taxi cabs may soon be on the way after months of back and forth and calls for modernization to the District's fleet.

Red with a grey stripe is the winning color scheme, according to NBC Washington. The formal announcement is expected to be made Wednesday.

Initial proposals from the Taxi Cab Commission were criticized by city officials. One council member called the color schemes, which included a lime green with a yellow stripe, "ghastly."

D.C.'s long running effort to modernize its taxi cab system has taken more twists and turns than Rock Creek Parkway. Credit card machines — which were supposed to be installed in cabs by inauguration — were delayed until spring.

All new cabs will have to adopt the new color scheme, as will existing cabs that get a new paint job for any reason.

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