Posts Tagged ‘uber’

Uber’s Next Fight With the D.C. Council? A Wheelchair-Accessibility Bill

The company opposes legislation that would require them to report the number of requests for these vehicles.

District Line Daily: Gray Reportedly Rejects Plea Deal

The D.C. school chief says next year's budget is the year for high schools.

The Needle: Are You Happy Yet?

UNIQLO. Is it coming to D.C.?

You Can Order a Flu Shot from Uber Today

Uber is trying to shake up the public health field.

Hailing a Cab in D.C.? There May Soon Be a City-Run App for That

The District gets into the on-demand taxi game.

D.C. Cabs Could See 10 Percent Drop in Ridership This Year, Says Cab Commission

How much is Uber digging into D.C. cabs' business?

Hailo Cuts Prices, Hires “Rent Is Too Damn High” Guy to Call Out Uber

Hailo says Uber's prices are just too damn high.

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 Sets Out to Disrupt D.C. Corner Stores

Uber isn't stopping at taxis: The app-based ride share company now wants to disrupt D.C.'s corner stores.
The company announced the launch of Uber Corner Store today—a service that will deliver toiletries and candy to people, items that many D.C. residents can easily find at the corner store right next to their homes. (But why walk down the block and interact with neighbors when you [...]

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 [...]

Man Wearing Padded Breasts Poses as Cab Driver, Scams Drunk D.C. People

Between 2009 and 2013, Nyerere Mitchell  drove around D.C. in his silver Range Rover, wearing a wig and padded breasts and pretending to be a female cab driver.
The Maryland man pleaded guilty today in D.C. Superior Court to carrying out a bizarre scheme in which he offered drunk people rides and then convinced them to let him [...]

Uber Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Passenger in D.C.

An Uber passenger says a driver for the sedan service sexually assaulted her early in the morning on Sunday, July 20, according to D.C. Superior Court documents. Reshad Ahmad Chakari, 32, of Alexandria was charged with second degree sexual abuse Friday.
According to an affidavit in support of an arrest warrant, the woman who filed the complaint was out with [...]

Uber Will Now Provide A Child Car Seat for An Extra $10

The city government is still working out regulations that would govern ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, but in the meantime, Uber is expanding its business in D.C. without a care.
Uber is launching uberFamily in D.C. today, which will allow customers to request a vehicle equipped with a car seat for children. uberFamily is available [...]

District Line Daily: Just Shoot Us

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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D.C. nabbed Pierre Bagley from Hollywood. It's a long shot, but can he bring Hollywood to D.C? [...]

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 [...]

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