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L.A. to require all taxis to use 'Uber-like' mobile apps by summer

All taxicab drivers in Los Angeles will be required to use mobile apps similar to Uber and Lyft by this summer, according to a measure passed by the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission this week.

Getting Around: Los Angeles Taxis Will Have a Mandatory App Starting in August

Taxi drivers in Los Angeles will have to start using an Uber-style hailing app starting in August, per a decision yesterday by the Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners. The commission plans to work with existing private apps that...

City Hall wants LA taxis to become more like Uber

The New Yorker takes a serious look at the future of Los Angeles taxicabs through the eyes of Eric Spiegelman, the president of Mayor Garcetti's taxi commission, and a believer that taxis can move into the app era.

A Government Official at the Tap of a Button

by Matt Buchanan Testimony from Ashwini Chhabra, Deputy Commissioner of Policy & Planning at NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, in 2012, on the question of hailing taxicabs with apps like Uber: “It is not the rightful function of government to protect one segment of an industry from competition from another segment. Show More Summary

After surgery, taxi czar Ron Linton says he’ll be back

The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission has been laid low in recent days by open-heart surgery, but he pledges to be back on the job soon. Ron M. Linton was released from Washington Hospital Center Monday after a double coronary bypass. Linton, 84, said he’ll be easing back into his duties over the next […]

More Than 1,800 Cab Drivers Have Joined Teamster Association

Members of said Taxi Operators Association will hold a rally outside One Judiciary Square before the monthly D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting, presumably, to discuss their issues with the modernization requirements. [ more › ]

Uber Vs. D.C. Taxicab Commission: The Movie

In the new film Uber Wars, the DCTC takes on app-based car-hailing service Uber. Who will win? We may never know. [ more › ]

Judge Throws Out Nissan’s Exclusive Contract To Supply New York City’s Taxi Cabs

A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday voided Nissan’s contract with New York Citys’ Taxi and Limousine Commission that would have forced taxicab operators to buy and use taxis based on the Nissan NV200 van. Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the exclusive ten year contract to supply […]

No Taxis Have Been Impounded Over Credit Card Readers

D.C. Taxicab Commission spokesperson Neville Waters said "presumably that's an indication that the majority of taxis operating have the units and those that have yet to have them installed are staying off the street." [ more › ]

Tommy Wells Takes Stance On D.C. Taxicab Commission, Twerking In Reddit AMA

Yesterday, mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells took to social media in hopes of winning over voters in the upcoming election and, well, shit got a little weird. [ more › ]

The FTC vs. the DC Taxi Cab Commission

The FTC recently released a letter supporting competition in the DC Taxicab industry: [The FTC] staff respectfully suggests that DCTC carefully consider the potential direct and indirect impact of its proposed regulations on competition. Show More Summary

FTC Commissioner Josh Wright on DC Taxicab Commission Efforts to Block Uber

Confronted with consumer and tech-friendly innovations such as Uber, traditional taxicab companies have responded by the challenge of making their services less expensive and their taxis more pleasant in order to meet this new competition. Just kidding. Show More Summary

Cabs Impounded, Ticketed for Broken Meters, Improper Dress

A joint task force between the D.C. Taxicab Commission and the Metropolitan Police Department conducted a strike on Saturday that resulted in 14 cabs being impounded and 65 being ticketed. [ more › ]

Documentary Will Investigate D.C. Taxicabs, Commission That Governs Them

A new documentary will capture the drama that is the D.C. Taxicab Commission. [ more › ]

What Cheh's Uber Legislation Means For The Taxicab Commission

If Cheh's recently announced legislation to nullify new DCTC regulations go through, the DCTC will just have to roll with it. [ more › ]

D.C. Taxicab Commission Thinks UberX Is Illegal, Uber Disagrees

The D.C. Taxicab Commission says the cars Uber is using for its new uberX service aren't technically sedans and therefore can't be registered as such. [ more › ]

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