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  • 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…

  • Uber hits the beach in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. – Uber is hitting the beach. The popular ride service will begin picking up passengers in Ocean City beginning 5 p.m. Friday. The launch was, in part, a result of demand captured…

  • Police say woman kidnapped, assaulted in Uber car in Northeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON – Police have asked for help finding a suspect in connection to a kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense. It happened early Sunday in the area of 11th and…

  • 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 (http://delmarvane.ws/1AR5VGf ) 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…

  • Md. regulators approve settlement with Uber

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland regulators have approved a settlement with Uber that will place the popular ride share service under state regulation. Under the terms of the settlement Uber’s subsidiary, Drinnen, would be required to…

  • 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…

  • UberX fares cut to spur ridership

    WASHINGTON – Uber is dangling a promotional rate in front of would-be riders in the D.C. area, hoping it encourages more users to request a ride. The popular ridesharing service on Friday announced it was…

  • WARL, Uber team up to deliver puppies around D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Want to play with a puppy without the long-term obligation? The Washington Animal Rescue League is teaming up with Uber and Animal Planet to deliver dogs to your doorstep for a good cause…

  • 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 –…

  • 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.