2(5) “Individually operated taxicab” means any taxicab which is owned and1operated by an individual or as a sole proprietor.2(6) “Wheelchair accessible vehicle” means any vehicle which accommodates a3 passenger using a wheelchair or other personal mobility device who needs a ramp or lift to enter 4or exit the vehicle.5(7) “Low-emissions vehicle” (“LEV”) means a vehicle approved for use as a6taxicab by the Commission that receives an air pollution score of 9.5 or higher from the United7States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) or its successor agency and is estimated to8emit 5.0 tons or less of equivalent carbon dioxide per year by the United States Department of 9Energy (“DOE”) or its successor agency; provided that such vehicle is powered by fuel for 10which such vehicle meets the above-specified standards.11(8) “Geographically underserved areas” means east of the Anacostia River (Wards127 and 8) and other designated areas of far northeast in Ward 5 as determined by the Commission.13
Sec. 3. Establishment of a Taxicab Medallion System.
14(a) Classes of medallions15(1) All medallions shall be classified as follows: (i) Class 1 Unrestricted16Individual and Company; (ii) Class 2 Restricted Individual and Company; (iii) Class 3 Low-17Emissions Vehicle (LEV) Individual and Company, Unrestricted or Restricted, (iv) Class 418Wheelchair Accessible, Individual and Company Unrestricted, (v) Class 5 Individual permits,19Unrestricted and Restricted, for non-District resident DCTC (“DC tag”) registered taxi drivers20 pursuant to the Non-Resident Taxi Drivers Registration Amendment Act of 2008 effective21March 26, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-130); and, (v) Class 6 Unrestricted permits for conventions and22special events.23