D.C. taxi commission shuts down second company

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Local,Transportation,Liz Essley

The D.C. taxi commission cracked down on another cab company, ordering the D.C. Express Cab Company to remove its 17 taxis from the streets.

"The commission found that the company could not provide a current occupancy permit, failed to maintain an administrative office in the District of Columbia ... and was unable to demonstrate that it was operating as a legal business entity," the commission said in a statement.

Commission Chairman Ron Linton said Monday that an attorney for the company complained that the shutdown came without enough notice. But Linton said the commission mailed the notice to the company's address, only to have it returned because the address wasn't valid.

"It just was a series of violations," he said.

The commission earlier this year shut down the Anacostia Cab Company, but let it operate again after it changed management.

lessley@washingtonexaminer.com

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