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  • In this Feb. 28, 2014 photo, a Lyft bingo card is available for riders to play inside a private car driven by a part time Lyft driver in Denver. Lyft is a transportation network company whose mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by enabling passengers who need a ride to request one from drivers who have a car. A dramatic change in the way people hail rides is shaking up decades of regulation now that getting a lift is as easy as making a few taps on a phone. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Taxis, limos upset over rules for tech competition

    Frustrated and angry, more than 100 cabbies pulled up outside the Colorado Statehouse early this legislative session to protest tech startups known as ridesharing services.

  • Uber sued for wrongful death of 6-year-old SF girl

    The family of a 6-year-old girl killed while in a San Francisco crosswalk on New Year's Eve has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against the Internet ride-sharing service company Uber.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    MITCHELL: An Uber challenge to tacky taxis

    D.C. cab regulators steer clear of healthy competition

  • D.C. Council test drives sedan service rules

    D.C. lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a billthat limits taxi regulators' authority over sedan-on-demand companies as long as drivers are transparent about their fares and follow some consumer-protection rules, making the nation's capital the latest American city to tackle 21st-century services that allow passengers to order up a ride with a few keystrokes on their smartphone.

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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.

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