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Latest Taxicab Commission Items
Reports of rampant complaints from D.C. taxicab passengers alleging assault or harassment by drivers turned out to be vastly overstated, the head of the city's Taxicab Commission told a D.C. Council committee Wednesday.
The upstart car service Uber offers customers in major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco and Washington a smartphone app to call for a car. It's an innovative idea that many residents love, but not everyone is excited about the new service.
Washington, D.C., is forging ahead Wednesday with plans to install "smart meters" in about 6,500 taxicabs that offer pay-by-credit-card readers and other amenities, despite a mystifying dispute initiated by D.C. Council member Marion Barry over how to pay for it all.