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Visitors to New York City see a golden horde hurtling down Broadway, passengers in Boston wheel around the harbor in snowy white cars and London's black cabs are as iconic as Big Ben.
Baseball fans who would rather see pitcher Drew Storen close out a win for the Washington Nationals than beat the final-inning rush from the stadium will notice a major change to one of their postgame transit options this season.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission said it is shutting down a cab company for numerous violations.
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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Wednesday appointed an urban planner with decades of experience in the capital region to take over the embattled D.C. Taxicab Commission.
However, he said, drivers only have to adopt the uniform color scheme when they acquire a new vehicle — either on their own or as part of a new law that is phasing out cabs that are more than 7 years old — so a transformation across the city may take several years.