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D.C. Taxi Commission Calls For Red Cab Fleet

One of the multicolor cab color schemes that was proposed in December. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is recommending something a little simpler.
Martin Di Caro
One of the multicolor cab color schemes that was proposed in December. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is recommending something a little simpler.

D.C. is closer to picking out a color for its fleet of 7,000 taxi-cabs. In New York, they're yellow. In London, they're black. If the D.C. TaxiCab Commission has its way, the city s fleet will be red.

A four-member panel recommended the color because of its association with the District flag, its sports teams — such as the Capitals and Nationals — and with other forms of transportation, including Capital Bikeshare and the D.C. Circulator bus.

The group had been looking at a variety of color combinations and had even displayed a few for the public, but those color schemes were mocked by some as not exactly aesthetically pleasing. The panel will present a design at a meeting next month. City officials still have to sign off on the color scheme.

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