October 26, 2015

Washington figures out a fairer Uber approach

Sam Smith - Washington's large independent taxi industry has long been a means of upward mobility in the capital, going all the way back to the early 19th century when black drivers were allowed to stay out later than other blacks.

Faced with the competition of Uber, the taxi commission has introduced a novel approach: allow ordinary cabs to use the Uber app. I was in the capital recently and twice used a friend's Uber app, specifying that I wanted a taxi and not an Uber vehicle. It worked just fine.

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