Pick your fa­vorite hue and catch a cab

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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.

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

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

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