In 2012, Puget Sound taxicab operators formed the Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association (WWTCOA) to promote fairness, justice, and transparency in Seattle's heavily-regulated taxi industry.
The WWTCOA is a not-for-profit membership association that aims at educating the public about the essential services that taxis provide and taxi operators' role in supporting a tourist industry that brings millions of dollars to the greater Seattle area each year.
The WWTCOA represents nearly 500 owners and drivers from Yellow Cab, Farwest, and Orange Cab, and it has a democratically-elected Leadership Council that consists of 15 members.
The WWTCOA works closely with Teamsters Local 117 to ensure that taxis have the resources they need so that they can speak with a unified voice and build a better life for themselves and their families.
WWTCOA’s CRITICAL OBJECTIVES
- Protecting our rights
- Building unity among members
- Promoting safety
- Raising standards
- Improving service
- Member advocacy
- Public education
- Growing our print and online communications
Build power for Puget Sound taxi operators! To join the WWTCOA, contact Teamsters Local 117 Business Representative Dawn Gearhart at 206-441-4860 ext. 1254 or fill out a membership application and dues withdrawal form and mail the documents to: Attn: Dawn Gearhart, 14675 Interurban Ave. S. Tukwila, WA 98168.