Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Taxicab Services Commission

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill 11 vacancies on the Taxicab Services Commission. The positions will be allocated as follows:

  • Four public members, of which one must represent senior citizens, and one must represent persons with disabilities;
  • Seven taxicab industry representatives, of which three must represent management, two must be owner-drivers and two must be non-owner drivers.
Additional members of the Taxicab Services Commission are the ex officio, non-voting Director of the Department of Transportation, or the Director’s representative, and Chair of the County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, or the Chair’s representative.

The Commission must conduct a review of the County taxicab industry and submit a report to the County Executive and County Council each even-numbered year. The report describes the status of the industry and identifies any changes to the regulation of the industry that the Commission finds necessary or desirable. These recommendations could cover licenses in circulation, rates, fees, insurance, accessibility, affiliation and dispatch requirements.

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meeting dates and locations will be determined.

Applications are due February 26. Apply online.