Mayor Vincent Gray is working on getting a new system for taxis in the District approved to make life a bit easier for patrons. This is to include the capability of using credit cards instead of strictly cash. NBC Washington reported:
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a much-awaited new meter system for District cabs. And there’s plenty in it for riders to be happy about: Credit card readers, GPS tracker, and even a safety-response button in the event of driver-customer disputes.If approved, the contract would go to VeriFone. NBC has a national contract with VeriFone to provide content in taxis, so riders will be able to see programming from NBC and NBC4.