|Photo from Hydroponics Online|
Following this year's launch of a new Livery plate for limousines, Colorado HB11-1234 looks set to create a new license plate for taxi cabs. At present, the bill has passed the House and is working through committee review in the Senate. If approved, the plates would begin reaching Colorado roads by January of 2012.
The bill specifies that the plate will consist of black letters on a yellow background, with the word "TAXICAB" along the bottom. (It will be interesting to see how the DMV decides to interpret the use of yellow as a color scheme, given the monochromatic design of the new Livery plate.)
The bill as currently written also makes the point that, unless the operator is licensed by the PUC strictly as a limousine service, vehicles serving as both luxury limousines and taxis (I'm guessing this applies to things like Town Car service) will default to the new Taxicab plate.
As you can see by the photo above, this isn't the first time that Taxi plates have appeared in Colorado - however, there's never been a statewide issue. Denver issued plates to taxis for many years as a supplement to standard passenger plates.