Posts Tagged ‘taxi’

D.C. Taxi Regulations: The Movie

At last, via the libertarians at Reason, the intermittent regulatory fight over luxury sedan service Uber has been immortalized in a short documentary. In case your tolerance for local politics filtered through Milton Friedman isn't as high as LL's, the highlights are below:
0:07:  Jim Graham opens Uber Wars by giving Uber CEO Travis Kalanick the bureaucratic equivalent of this famous scene from [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Kwame’s First Year Edition

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Taxicab Color: Does it Matter?

What is the big deal about D.C. having multicolored taxis?
The taxi-medallion legislation introduced earlier this year would require that all cabs be painted black. Now Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells just asked new D.C. Taxicab Commission Commissioner Ron Linton about the possibility of requiring a uniform cab color.
Linton said he's well aware that the [...]

Taxicab Confessions

Picture this, District resident: In the not too distant future, you go to hail a cab. Almost immediately a black sedan, which is less than six years old or has fewer than 300,000 miles on it, pulls up. The driver, a conscientious, properly licensed small businessperson, happily takes you wherever you want (even to Southeast).
During [...]

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