Posts Tagged ‘d.c. taxi cab commission’

Some Uber Trips Now Cheaper Than Cabs

With this afternoon's addition of a $15 emergency hurricane charge to all taxi-cab trips, the few people venturing out during Hurricane Sandy may find themselves in an unusual situation: Some trips from luxury sedan service Uber are now cheaper than regular cab rides.
While Uber's fans have long said that it beats cabs on service, cleanliness, [...]

Cab Commission Adds $15 Emergency Surcharge to Cab Rides

Well, that didn't last long. While the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission hadn't decided this morning whether it would authorize a $15 emergency charge on taxi rides in the city, Taxi Cab Commission chair Ron Linton announced this afternoon that the fee is now in effect.
The $15 added on to the regular metered fee will last [...]

Cab Commission Considering Emergency Fee, Uber Still Operating at Normal Rates

If you really, really have to go somewhere today and are stuck without Metro, some cabs should hypothetically still be running. And so far, they won't cost any more than usual.
As of earlier this morning, the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission was deciding  whether the $15 flat rate for all trips during declared snow emergencies could [...]

Is Uber the New John Galt?

With its opposition to government interference and commitment to the free market, does Uber remind you of any tedious Russian-American novelist? Say, Ayn Rand?
That's what tech writer Paul Carr ponders in a new piece called "Travis Shrugged," referring to Uber CEO and frequent D.C. Council sparring partner Travis Kalanick. Carr argues that Kalanick, with his [...]

Cab Trips Will Cost More During Playoff Games (Update! No They Won’t)

Update, 6:15 p.m.: The taxi surcharge will be rescinded tomorrow after intervention from Mayor Vince Gray, according to WTOP's Mark Segraves. That was fast.

While Washingtonians are enjoying the Nationals' upcoming playoff run, cab passengers could find their wallets a little lighter on game days. Cab trips for more than one passenger will cost $1 more [...]