Incentive Program for For-Hire Drivers and Companies that Complete Trips in Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, Washington, DC, 2017

  • Date Enacted: Jul 1, 2017

Summary

Washington, DC initiated a two-month long, $31,000 pilot program to “improve the availability and usage for wheelchair available taxis [or, WAVs].” The program offers per-trip subsidies and additional cash awards to the top drivers at the end of the program.

Additional eligibility requirements include:

  • Successful completion of disability sensitivity and WAV training by the driver
  • Trips with a negative rating or passenger complaints will not count to the bonus
  • Drivers must be logged into the DC TaxiApp when on duty
  • A driver must complete a minimum 25 trips in a month during the pilot program
  • Trips can be hailed or dispatched via DC TaxiApp, UberTaxi, or Transport DC

Updated July 2017

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