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Teamsters Say D.C. City Council Committee's Vote Will Hurt Taxi Drivers

On October 1, 2014, the Washington, D.C. City Council's Transportation and Environment Committee continued to ignore the concerns of taxi drivers and pushed through a bill which creates an unfair playing field for the taxi industry. Three members of the committee, Mary Cheh, Kenyan McDuffie, and David Grosso voted to pass the “Vehicle-for-hire Innovation Amendment Act of 2014”. This bill legitimizes private-vehicles like UberX, Sidecar and Lyft but gives them an unfair advantage.

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