Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Cabs’

Uber to Virginia: See You in Traffic Court

A day after the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles directed Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the commonwealth, Uber says it will cover the costs for any of its drivers who are cited for disobeying the order.
The Virginia DMV issued cease and desist letters to the car services Thursday, writing that both firms are operating illegally [...]

From Accusations of Kidnapping to Name-Calling, D.C. Cab Customers Are Hard to Please

Last year wasn't the best for the public image of D.C.'s cab industry. Its competitor, app-based car service Uber, increased its footprint while some cabs struggled to install credit-card readers, blew deadlines, and resisted other modernization requirements.
But what do customers think? Through the Freedom of Information Act, City Desk obtained every complaint lodged against cab [...]

Office of Human Rights Launches Inquiry Into Cab Commission Over Discrimination Complaints

The city's Office of Human Rights launched a "director's inquiry" this week into the D.C. Taxicab Commission's handling of complaints that city cabs are not picking up customers based on their race or disability.
The inquiry comes in response a WUSA9 undercover investigation that found that 33 percent of cab drivers passed by black passengers trying to [...]

Some Cab Drivers May Be Granted a Third Extension to Install Credit Card Readers

Rounds 1, 2, and now 3 go to the cabbies.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission announced this afternoon that it would consider on a case-by-case basis whether a cab driver was "unfairly denied" the opportunity to install an electronic credit card payment system by the Sept. 30 deadline.
Though the commission's press release clearly stated that this was [...]

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