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Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Uber Launches Taxicab Service

Uber Launches Taxicab Service

Uber, the occasionally embattled sedan hailing service, has launched a taxicab section of its app, according to an announcement today. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Call Me a (Colorful) Cab

Sherwood's Notebook: Call Me a (Colorful) Cab

Proposed designs for D.C. taxis are getting some bad reviews. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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By Shani Hilton

Gray Unveils Possible Taxi Color Schemes

As promised, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray revealed the proposed colors for the city's taxicabs. Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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By Tom Sherwood, Matthew Stabley

Mayor Rejects Taxi Surcharge for Playoff Games

Mayor Rejects Taxi Surcharge for Playoff Games

It won't cost you an extra $1 to take that taxi home from Washington Nationals home playoff games after all. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: Uber Says Rules Would Shut It Down

AM Read: Uber Says Rules Would Shut It Down

Uber, the company that lets you hail a fancy black sedan with an iPhone app, says new regulations proposed by the D.C. Taxi Commission earlier this week could shut down the new company. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Mayor Vince Gray Intros Smart Meters

Say hello to the new taxicab smart meters! Read »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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By Shani O. Hilton

Taxicab Legislation Passes

Taxicab Legislation Passes

The DC Council has passed sweeping taxicab modernization legislation that will institute GPS, credit card readers, a universal color scheme and a slew of driver education and training plans. Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Cab Drivers Should Be Happy With Gray's Proposal

PM Read: Cab Drivers Should Be Happy With Gray's Proposal

In an article in Atlantic Cities today, Sommer Mathis argues that failure to keep up with the times will put taxi drivers out of business far quicker than the cost of modernizing cabs. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood: Online Bet Comes Up “Snake Eyes”

Sherwood: Online Bet Comes Up “Snake Eyes”

Barring a last-minute surprise, online gambling in the District may be headed back to square one. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Drivers Concerned About D.C. Taxi Reform

Hundreds of worried D.C. taxi drivers packed a crowded hearing room Monday because the city is considering a crackdown on how cabs operate. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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