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Mayor Bowser Names Ernest Chrappah as Taxicab Commission Chair

Monday, June 8, 2015

Contact: Neville Waters (202) 645-6020

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Ernest Chrappah as Interim Chairperson of the DC Taxicab Commission.

“Chairman Ernest Chrappah will lead our efforts to provide top-notch services for residents and visitors of the District of Columbia through the oversight of safe, comfortable, efficient and affordable taxicab experiences,” said Mayor Bowser. “Ernest has a wealth of experience serving District residents and a reputation of finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. His record of delivering for DC will make him an asset for District residents, visitors and drivers in the rapidly changing transportation sector.”

“Economic viability is the driving force of the taxicab industry in our growing, world-class city,” said Ernest Chrappah. “I am thrilled to work with residents, visitors, taxicab owners and operators to provide high quality service as we strive to provide a system of fair and transparent rules and regulations.”

Chrappah has served the Government of the District of Columbia for the past 6 years, including serving as the Chief of Operations at the Taxicab Commission and as Budget Director for the Special Education Transportation Division at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Most recently, Chrappah served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the DC Child and Family Services Agency. Chrappah also served as a Program Manager with the Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) overseeing IT initiatives for multiple District agencies. At OCTO, Chrappah was part of the team that won the NASCIO 2008 award for innovation in the IT project management category.

Chrappah holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Chrappah began this post today, Monday, June 8.