WAMU (NPR) reports that City Councilmember Mary Cheh says public should avoid using private sedan services until a law is passed requiring the drivers to obtain commercial insurance. Read the story here.
On Tuesday, Ryan Simonetti, CEO of New York-based Convene, had an Uber ride he won’t soon forget. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is investigating the matter, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. And a spokesman for Uber said the driver in question is no longer with the company. Read more about it, here.
D.C. taxi drivers were featured in a recent radio and print report by PRI, Public Radio International. This report highlights the drivers' fight for justice. Read and listen to the report, here.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters International Union Vice President and Local 922 President Ferline Buie about today’s worldwide taxi driver protests against Uber.
A move by the DC City Council to destroy competition between private sedans and taxis needs to be stopped.
DC Councilmember Mary Cheh has introduced a bill (#20-0753) http://lims.dccouncil.us/_layouts/15/uploader/Download.aspx?legislationid=31519&filename=B20-0753-Introduction.pdf
The proposed bill is unfair and will undercut your livelihood by giving Private Sedans such as UBERX, Sidecar, and Lyft an unfair advantage over taxi service!
At today’s D.C. Taxi Cab Commission meeting, Chairman Ron Linton introduced a notice for proposed rulemaking about “private sedan services” such as Uber X, Sidecar, Lyft, and others.
Teamsters Local 922-affiliated Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association recently surveyed D.C. City Councilmembers and mayoral candidates about their views on the issues that matter most to D.C. taxi drivers. Click on the headline above to read the questions and answers.