Baltimore Sen. Bill Ferguson is calling it a “Sine Die Miracle,” while stakeholders are applauding legislation to address rules for ride-share companies.
Uber users commuting in Montgomery or Prince George’s counties will get a free ride this weekend.
The growth of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft so far has not been hindered by limits from government regulators and campaigns by taxi cab competitors. A bigger threat to the new industry’s impressive start could come from customers — if enough people stop using the services over fears that drivers aren’t safe.
Dozens of D.C. cab drivers blared their horns and blocked traffic for blocks near the Wilson Building Wednesday to protest rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber.