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After ignoring a letter from the city of Annapolis to cease their operations in July, Annapolis is trying a more aggressive approach with Uber.
The battle between D.C. cabbies and Uber, the company that lets drivers use their own cars and be hailed via a phone app, has been well-documented.
New Year’s Eve: the day to overpay for everything from that glass of flat Champagne to the impossibly-high heels you’ll wear just once, to, once again, that ride home from Uber.
All 7,000 taxis in the nation’s capital will be required to use an app allowing customers to order rides in what the D.C. Taxicab Commission says is the first such requirement in the nation.
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.
Maryland regulators have scheduled a hearing on a proposed settlement with Uber.
The District ranked as the most Uber-friendly city in the country, according to Ridescore.
D.C. cab drivers circled Freedom Plaza and filled the D.C. Council chambers Tuesday, hoping to stop a bill setting rules for their app-based competition, like UberX and Lyft.
D.C. cab drivers are participating in a “caravan for fairness” Wednesday, demanding legislation from the city council that would require rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to follow the same regulations as taxi companies.