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DC Introduces New Transportation Service

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The D.C. government’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) has started a new initiative, Transportation as a Service (TaaS), to ensure that all residents have access to transportation.

TaaS is a pilot program which is designed to overcome transit barriers that many D.C. residents face. “TaaS is based on providing access to a ride whether you have a smartphone or bank account; accessibility should extend to all regardless of income, physical disability, or age,” Director DFHV, Ernest Chrappah, said in an official announcement.

He added that TaaS would offer options to residents who can register for the service and qualify for rides. “The service is intended to ensure a for-hire vehicle will be available when needed. So please sign up.”

According to DFHV, TaaS will provide means for mobility to any District resident who needs to use transportation to attend school, go to work, or to make a medical appointment.

“TaaS can be quite meaningful by eliminating transportation barriers as DFHV develops policies and pilot programs to meet consumer needs,” according to DFHV. “The evolution of the ride is about convenience and providing customers an excellent ridership experience regardless of the vehicle type.”

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