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Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WAMU
Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.
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Transportation Nation

New Bill Could End Legal Limbo for D.C. Rideshare

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A bill before the D.C. City Council would legalize the app-based, on-demand transportation options, after months of conflict between the companies and regulators. 
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Transportation Nation

As Earnings Fall, D.C. Cabbies Blame Uber

Monday, September 22, 2014

WAMU
Taxicab companies and drivers say business is down at least 20 percent, because of competition from unregulated, low-price rideshare services.
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Uber Ups the Ante in Battle Against Lyft for Ridesharing Supremacy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shave the stache," a reference to the pink mustaches on the grilles of Lyft vehicles, is a phrase Uber marketers used to describe their tactic of recruiting Lyft's drivers.

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Transportation Nation

DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Monday, August 18, 2014

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 
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Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but some say that leaves riders in limbo over whether the cars have adequate insurance coverage.

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Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.

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Rideshare vs. Taxicabs: The Inside Story from Chicago

Friday, June 06, 2014

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As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Council Mulls Insurance Coverage For Ridesharing Services

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

During a grueling, six-hour hearing, representatives of app-based transportation companies tried to convince D.C. City Council members — not to mention the city's even more skeptical taxi commissioner — that they did not need to be strictly regulated.

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Transportation Nation

While Uber Skirts D.C. Taxi Surcharge Rules, Some Drivers Pay Twice

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

All taxi rides in D.C. come with a 25 cent surcharge, but Uber, an app-based hailing service that has fought with city regulators, isn't paying the surcharges at all.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Regulators Try To Tackle 'Rideshare' Insurance Confusion

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In a marathon, three-hour long hearing, tech companies tried to make the case to D.C. officials that their companies would be driven out of the city if new insurance regulations are adopted.

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TRBQ: The Really Big Questions

Why Do We Share?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? That's the question up for debate in this second episode of the six-part series The Really Big Questions. Host Dean Olsher explores how and why humans gravitate towards doing good deeds. He'll also get answers on why some people believe we have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate.

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Transportation Nation

California Becomes First in Nation to Regulate Ride-Sharing

Friday, September 20, 2013

KALW

California regulators have given the go-ahead to ride-share apps, making it the first state in the nation to legalize peer-to-peer services connecting riders to drivers who use their own cars.

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San Francisco Airport Bans Rideshare App Companies from Taxi Line

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Last month, San Francisco International Airport issued cease-and-desist orders to six different app-based rideshare companies like Lyft, SideCar, and UberX.

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Denver is first with major bike-share

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Bike share users register online, and pick up and return bikes at any of 40 stations around Denver (photo: Andrea Bernstein)

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Boston, Minneapolis, and Denver all have been planning roll-outs for major bike share programs this spring, but Denver is first out of the gate. A rainy earth day marked the launch of 400 bikes in the bike-share program, which is designed to significantly augment Denver's public transit system. (Washington DC has been up and running for a while, but with only 100 bucks, it's widely seen as too small to serve that mass transit function). Denver's program is run by B-cycle, which has built-in GPS devices to deter theft -- at any one time the operators will know who has checked out a bike and where it is. Boston and Minneapolis start later this spring. Several dozen European cities have bike-share programs, and New York, San Francisco, and Portland are all in the early stages of development.  Hear from a rider, and a reporter in Denver on the day of the launch: The Takeaway.

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