D.C. Taxicab Commission

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  • Tony Cheng, president of Tony Cheng's restaurant in Chinatown, and his son were indicted Tuesday on charges of passing a bribe to the head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission in a scheme to circumvent the city's moratorium on new cab companies.

    D.C. restaurateur Tony Cheng, son indicted in taxi-related bribery

    A prominent Chinatown restaurant owner and his son were accused by prosecutors Tuesday of passing a bribe to the head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission in a scheme to circumvent the city's moratorium on new cab companies.


  • Tony Cheng (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Prominent D.C. restaurant owner, son charged with bribery

    A prominent Chinatown restaurant owner and his son were accused by prosecutors Tuesday of passing a bribe to the head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission in a scheme to circumvent the city's moratorium on new cab companies.


  • New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

    EDITORIAL: The nanny blows his top

    New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is still smarting from the court rebuke he got in March for trying to prohibit sales of "supersized" sodas. He blew his top last week at a second judicial slight.


  • Uber CEO: ‘Gray areas’ plague D.C. car service laws

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told D.C. Council members Monday that legislation and proposed regulations to oversee the burgeoningsedan-for-hire industry in the District are chock full of "gray areas" and impediments that could harm his business and the customers who rely on it.


  • **FILE** A woman walks through a line of cabs outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    'Shared riding' in D.C. cabs set for Nationals Park

    Baseball fans who would rather see pitcher Drew Storen close out a win for the Washington Nationals than beat the final-inning rush from the stadium will notice a major change to one of their postgame transit options this season.


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Taxis wait for fares across the street from a large hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The city's Hail-A-Taxi effort is off to a slow start, raising questions whether Angelenos are too attached to their cars.

    BACON: Innovation Uber alles

    On Dec. 15, San Francisco startup Uber brought its "personal driver" service to Washington. The selling proposition: Any time you want a car ride, just pull out your smartphone and tap the Uber app, and a luxury car will respond within minutes. You can even watch your phone map as the car gets closer.


  • Gray appoints D.C. Taxicab Commission chairman

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Wednesday appointed an urban planner with decades of experience in the capital region to take over the embattled D.C. Taxicab Commission.


  • ** FILE ** A taxi driver picks up passengers outside Union Station in Washington. Beginning Monday, March 28, 2011, taxis will charge an extra $1 a ride to offset higher gas prices. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    D.C. taxis to charge extra $1 to offset gas prices

    Taxis in the District will begin charging an additional $1 a ride on Monday to offset high gas prices.


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