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D.C. Taxi Modernization Frustrates Drivers

For many D.C. cab riders, the long-sought modernization program seems to be working. Most cabs accept credit cards, and all should now have new dome lights that indicate whether the cab is available. But behind the scenes, drivers say they're losing income because problems with city-approved contractors are keeping them from meeting modernization deadlines. Kojo explores the drivers' frustration and their decision to affiliate with the Teamsters union to gain leverage with the D.C. Taxicab Commission.

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