Posts Tagged ‘uber’

Former Taxi Commission Chairman Ron Linton Dies at 86

Linton pushed taxi modernization

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 [...]

Morning Links

Mayor Vince Gray will get the living wage bill to sign or veto by Friday, according to Phil Mendelson. [Post]
Fire department ditches cross-training recommended after the death of reporter David Rosenbaum. [Times]
Fire chief says the department has "turned a corner." [Post]
Police change stop-and-frisk rules. [WAMU]
Mary Cheh promises legislation to set aside taxi regs and make Uber's UberX legal. [WAMU]
Taxi commission [...]

Morning Clicks: Shadow Campaign Revealed

With the shadow campaign revealed down to the doorhangers, Ron Machen says Vince Gray's 2010 campaign was "compromised" [WCP, Post, Examiner, Washington Times]
Post ed board says Gray needs to answer questions about the campaign. [Post]
Courtland Milloy describes the hearing, checks on Harris's sanity. [Post]
Council mandates credit card machines in cabs, no action on Uber for [...]