The City of Alexandria regulates taxicabs operating in the city. Meter rates charged by taxicabs are set by the Alexandria City Council, and are contained in 9-12-132 of the Alexandria City Code. All taxicabs and taxicab drivers must be licensed by the City of Alexandria. The City’s Hack Inspector, an officer in the Alexandria Police Department, is responsible for addressing the licensing of drivers and inspection of taxicabs as well as addressing concerns about all taxicab violations.

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Biennial taxi review

Every two years, as required by City code, Staff conduct a review of the taxi industry, including the adequacy of service and the economic conditions for taxi companies and drivers. 

Alexandria Taxi Regulation Efficiency Analysis

The introduction of rideshare services has impacted the taxi industry in Alexandria. This analysis examines how the City could regulate taxis more efficiently, in order to reduce the costs it imposes on taxi companies and drivers, and to increase regulatory parity with rideshare services.  

Taxicab companies currently operating within the City of Alexandria