The D.C. Taxicab Commission will crack down Tuesday on what it says is a cab company operating illegally — the first such action the commission has taken in years — sources inside the commission told The Washington Examiner.
Commission Chairman Ron Linton will issue a cease and desist order to Anacostia Cab Association, forcing its cabbies to black out the logos on the company's 25 cars and no longer operate as taxis, lest the vehicles be impounded.
A man who answered a phone number corresponding to the company Tuesday morning denied the commission's accusations, saying that the company was being unfairly targeted, but the person refused to give his name.
Taxicab drivers, who are urging the commission to grant them a fare increase, have been complaining that the D.C. agency is not cracking down on illegal cab drivers who steal business from upright cabbies. Linton recently carried out a sting operation on the hybrid taxi/limousine service Uber after drivers complained it was operating illegally.