Just when I thought we were out of the woods, the DCTC (DC Taxi Commission) has pulled us right back in. New regulations passed last week are unprecedented and far more restrictive than Uber has seen in any of the 30 cities that we operate in.
Today the DC Council unanimously passed a legislative framework for “digital dispatch” that is pro-innovation, pro-consumer, and pro-driver, and sets the standard for other cities to promote transportation innovation.
The bill passed by the DC Council is a legislative framework that is pro-innovation, pro-consumer, and pro-driver. It will improve transportation in the District and serve as an innovative regulatory model for cities across the country.
Last night, the DCTC proposed rules continuing its crusade to shutdown Uber’s business in the District and limit transportation options for your constituents.
We think that doing right by our DC riders means high quality service at the best possible price. We think that is a noble cause. It is because of this that we do not understand how a price floor that sets our minimum price at 5 times the taxi minimum is helpful.
Please stand with us and encourage the DC City Council to strike down the MINIMUM FARE language from the Uber Amendment in tomorrow’s Taxi Improvement Bill.
One of the more exciting (read: stressful) parts of my job is writing up our launch blog post upon opening in a city. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I like to think of it as Uber going on a date with the new city. I rack my brain trying to find similarities and common […]