Ride-hail drivers in several cities around the country are supposed to be going on strike Wednesday as part of an effort to push Uber and Lyft to offer drivers more protections. But on the streets of downtown D.C. Wednesday morning, there was no shortage of drivers looking for their next rides.
Wednesday’s planned strike involving Uber and Lyft drivers around the nation and world isn’t expected to cause great disruptions in the D.C. area, but that could change, and contingency plans are in the works.
Ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft put workers at increased risk of exploitation, and D.C. needs to examine the many possible effects of such services, Georgetown University researchers warn in a new study.
Getting to the Metro or a grocery store could be as easy as a tap on a cellphone, without the added costs of taking a cab or a potential wait for a bus in parts of Montgomery County starting this summer.
The parents of a University of South Carolina student who mistook her alleged killer’s car for an Uber want changes in the ride-sharing industry.
On My Take, after crimes committed against riders who were using ride-sharing services, Clinton Yates says it’s time to be vigilant once again.
South Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill that would require illuminated signs in Ubers and Lyfts in response to the killing of Samantha Josephson, who police say was murdered after getting in a car she thought was her Uber.
Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft have redefined what we expect from transportation, hooking customers on the immediacy of on-demand rides with a few clicks on a smartphone.
That’s why the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is teaming up with Lyft again to offer free rides home so the luck of the Irish doesn’t turn bad on those celebrating the holiday.
Metro plans to add some service back this summer at stations on the Yellow, Green and Red lines without raising fares.
Metro is offering to pay $3 of the cost of the trip when riders have “limited transportation options during the hours when Metrorail is not operating,” but riders would have to pay the rest of the fare.
Lyft has brought its electric scooters to the streets of Alexandria, Virginia, four months after launching in the District and later Arlington.
Ridesharing services are having a dramatic effect on the number of taxicab rides in the nation’s capital.
Lyft passengers will soon be able to request a ride in an electric or hybrid vehicle when they’re planning a trip.
New legislation working its way through the Virginia General Assembly could set new state standards around dockless scooters and e-bikes, giving localities like Arlington full authority to ban the vehicles on sidewalks and regulate where they’re parked.
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