February 16, 2013

Regarding the Feb. 13 Style article “Seeking a color we can hail”:

I’m a retired architect, and I studied color under Joseph Albers, the great German colorist, when I was at Yale. I must say that to conduct (and pay for) a major study to determine the “acceptable” color for D.C. cabs is outrageous. Why not spend that funding on what is more directly needed in this time of economic challenges?

Let the cabbies make their own choices. If a color works for them, great. If it doesn’t, it’s up to them to choose another.

If you wish to make any change at all, I would think that making them all yellow would be a simple answer. It’s the color most people associate with taxicabs.

I agree with those who deem the foolish colors and the incredibly foolish arrangements under consideration to be terrible.

Seymour Auerbach, Chevy Chase

I am surprised that the D.C. Taxicab Commission did not consider the very colors that are the heartbeat of our national’s capital — red, white and blue.

They would be perfect and unique to our city.

“What so proudly we hailed . . . .

Hilda Labrada Gore,

Washington