• Uber delivering kittens for National Cat Day

    Cat fans, rejoice! Wednesday is National Cat Day, and Uber is offering kitten deliveries in exchange for a donation.

  • 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 – 10/28/2014, 8:20am ET DC Council has passed the bill regulating #uber #lyft and other ride share. Cabbies protest #wtop 12-1

  • Uber’s carpooling concept could make its way to DC

    Popular ride-sharing company Uber is testing out a concept called \”Uber Pool,\” which could come to D.C.

  • 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.

  • Montgomery County tells Uber to follow taxi rules

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials want to know how Uber expanded its popular ride-sharing service into Bethesda without applying for country licenses. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1xjWGD1 ) reports the county is demanding that Uber explain why it’s not complying with rules that govern the county’s taxi companies. Uber began serving Bethesda last year.…

  • DC taxi commission cracks down on Uber drivers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Taxicab Commission is cracking down on Uber drivers for accepting street hails, but Uber says the commission is abusing its power. Commission spokesman Neville Waters says inspectors issued 11 tickets Wednesday evening in a four-hour period to Uber drivers. The tickets were issued outside the Fannie Mae headquarters building on…

  • Uber launches Corner Store delivery in D.C.

    Uber has launched a new service to deliver items ranging from candy to condoms in parts of Washington, D.C.

  • Maryland commission rules Uber must be regulated

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland body that oversees transit ruled that a popular web-based ride sharing service is subject to state regulation. The Maryland Public Service Commission on Wednesday ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. must be regulated. Uber is a ride sharing company that connects drivers with passengers using a smart phone application. The PSC…

  • 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.

  • New Uber service to match carpoolers

    A new service coming soon from ride-sharing service Uber will be able to match carpoolers.

  • Uber says ‘antiquated’ Maryland regulations threaten service

    Fresh off a row with Virginia, Uber has warned customers in
    Maryland that possible regulations would dramatically alter service in the Free

  • Annapolis orders Uber to register

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The city of Annapolis wants ridesharing company Uber to stop operating in Maryland’s capital until it registers as a cab service. Riders connect with drivers using Uber’s smartphone app. The company has been operating in Annapolis since May. On June 25, acting City Manager Brian Woodward sent a letter to the…

  • Uber driver flees inspector, takes passengers for wild ride

    Tuesday afternoon an Uber driver took several passengers for a wild ride after the driver fled a D.C. taxi inspector and traveled into Virginia.

  • 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.