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What is the big deal about D.C. having multicolored taxis?

The taxi-medallion legislation introduced earlier this year would require that all cabs be painted black. Now Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells just asked new D.C. Taxicab Commission Commissioner Ron Linton about the possibility of requiring a uniform cab color.

Linton said he’s well aware that the “incredible” variety of taxicab colors “drives people crazy.”

Wait, is that true? LL supposes that it might be slightly easier to spot a cab if they were all painted yellow, but requiring all cabs to be the same color seems like a solution in search of a problem.