• Lyft offers discount for D.C.-area riders

    WASHINGTON — A ride-sharing service is offering a discount for its D.C.-area customers on weekdays — but the deal may not last long. Lyft is offering 50 percent off rides every weekday for a limited…

  • Starbucks Announces Partnership with Lyft

    (SEATTLE) — Starbucks announced this week that it would partner with Lyft, one of the nation’s top ride-sharing services as part of a deal that it hopes will “increase value for current customers, attract new…

  • Traditional taxicab drivers suing D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Drivers of traditional taxicabs are suing the District, claiming services like Uber and Lyft have an unfair advantage in the city. The class action lawsuit says a bill approved last year to regulate…

  • Maryland Senate takes up Uber-Lyft bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland state senators took up a bill on Tuesday to address regulations on ride-sharing services,Uber and Lyft with a focus on how to protect citizens without over-regulating the industry. Regulators and taxicab companies…

  • Ocean City prepares for possible arrival of Uber drivers

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City officials are preparing for a possible expansion of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in the resort town. The Daily Times ( ) reports Uber started advertising…

  • Taxi drivers duel with owners on work conditions and Uber

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Taxicab drivers and owners testified on Friday at a contentious hearing before a Montgomery County Council committee about work conditions, salaries, fees, and the impact of Uber and Lyft. Some taxi drivers told…

  • Lawmaker targets taxi industry in letter

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Taxicabs have a difficult job competing with Uber and Lyft, but their presence is now opening some old wounds between drivers and taxi owners in Montgomery County. Drivers feel exploited.  They are…

  • McAuliffe signs new Va. law regulating ride-sharing companies

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are now completely street legal in Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed legislation Tuesday that regulates how ride-sharing companies operate in the state. Virginia has…

  • DC taxis protest council’s Uber vote

    UPDATE: Tuesday – 10/28/2014, 2:22pm ET WASHINGTON – The D.C. Council has passed a bill regulating ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. Stay with WTOP for updates on this developing story. EARLIER: Tuesday –…

  • Taxi drivers block D.C. streets, demand regulations for ride-share businesses

    Hundreds of cabs flooded Pennsylvania Avenue late Wednesday morning, blocking streets and blaring their horns, to demand that the D.C. Council create an even playing field for transportation businesses.

  • Md., Va., decide fates of car-sharing services; take opposite positions

    Two months after Virginia sent cease desist orders to car-sharing services Uber and Lyft, the two companies have agreed to meet a series of insurance and legal requirements in order to operate legally in the commonwealth.

  • Goldwyn: Uber, Lyft technology can help taxi industry

    Apps such as Uber X, Lyft and other tech-based private ride-sharing programs are disrupting the taxi cab industry — but embracing the technology behind them may help the industry, according to Eric Goldwyn, contributor for The New Yorker and City Lab.

  • London’s Green Tomato car service comes to D.C.

    A new environmentally friendly car service will make its international debut in D.C.

  • Take Your Dog To Work Day

    Pet Sitters International creates TYDTWDay to celebrate dogs and help make and encourage their adoptions.

  • Taxi, limo companies say Uber, Lyft break the rules

    The association behind taxi and limo companies is firing back after the rideshare company Uber refused to honor a cease-and-desist order from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.