Posts Tagged ‘lyft’

Uber Celebrates Passage of Rideshare Legislation

UberX and Lyft are closer to being legal.

The Needle: Ride Sabotaging

 
Playing Nice: Here is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft. It includes equipping independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards, and brand ambassadors that recruit its competitors' drivers. And you thought D.C. cabs had it bad when it came to Uber warfare.  -6
Get Me Out of Here? eBay says the most popular item D.C. residents purchase on the site is [...]

Uber and Lyft Can Now Legally Operate in Virginia

Uber and Lyft can operate legally in Virginia—for now.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that the state has reached a temporary agreement with the ride-sharing companies to allow them to conduct business in the Commonwealth. In June, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles had issued cease-and-desist letters to the car services, writing that both firms were operating illegally and should halt all [...]

The Needle: Guinea Pig Recipe

 
Keeping It Real: José Andrés says he will consider putting a guinea pig dish—a traditional Peruvian delicacy—on the menu of his new Peruvian-Chinese restaurant, China Chilcano, set to open in Penn Quarter this fall. As long as it's not a small plate (well, a plate not much smaller than a guinea pig, anyway), could be interesting. +2
Red [...]

District Line Daily: No Bending on “Yoga Tax”

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Council Chair Phil Mendelson says, despite backlash from the D.C. gym industry, he's sticking with the proposed [...]

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 [...]

District Line Daily: Problem Not Solved in D.C. Fire Dept.

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Embattled D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced he will retire in July. But the problems aren't over [...]

D.C. Cabs Could Get Surge Pricing

One of the key differences between D.C. taxicabs and their app-based competitors, like Uber, is that the government strictly regulates uniform prices for all cabs, while non-taxis are allowed to have their prices respond to market demands, with prices fluctuating at any given moment.
But now, under a new proposal first reported on by WAMU, the D.C. [...]

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