City Hall

City Council Legalizes Ridesharing

The city council passes legislation legalizing ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, while rejecting a proposal to increase insurance requirements.

07/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Murray Proposes New Taxi/For-Hire/Ridesharing Compromise

Mayor Ed Murray announces a compromise on legislation regulating taxis, ridesharing companies like Uber, and for-hire vehicles.

06/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

06/16/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Rideshare Deal, Without Caps, in the Works

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Uber deal, pre-K funding, DelBene vs. the NSA, and a KUOW resignation.

06/09/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: The NBA, the Parks District, Ridesharing, and Broadband

Afternoon Fizz: Non-minimum wage edition.

05/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Explainer

Won't You Be My Driver?

Rideshare companies began popping up in Seattle in 2012, simultaneously exciting customers and enraging competition. And with new regulations taking effect this summer, Seattle has become one of the first cities to address the controversy head on.

05/01/2014 By Genie Leslie

Extra Fizz

Extra Fizz: Spokane Surprise, Seattle Schools, and City Hall Repeal

Jayapal talks about education reform, conservative group shows up on rideshare initiative reports, and Republicans nervous in Eastern Washington?

04/16/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: We're in the Middle East

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring first quarter fundraising, signature gathering, and sticking points.

04/15/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Complaint: Ridesharing Referendum Isn't Revealing Finances

A complainant alleges that the pro-ridesharing referendum campaign isn't disclosing its financial data.

03/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: A Precautionary Pre-K Measure

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Pre-K pay, Safeway, and clear cutting.

03/31/2014 By Morning Fizz

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Congressional Investigation and Initiative Irritation

Today's winners & losers.

03/28/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

One Question

One Question About Ridesharing for Mayor Ed Murray

One question about ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft for Mayor Ed Murray.

03/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Unjustified Optimism

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring Mayor Murray on ridesharing, previous forecasts on current forecasts, and traffic on the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

03/27/2014 By Morning Fizz

Transportation

Unanimous Council Gives Nod to Ridesharing

Unanimous city council approves new rules regulating ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft.

03/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "Seattle Needs Comprehensive Transportation Solutions," says GOP state Rep.

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot money, ridesharing, and chocolate.

03/13/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Taken Out of the City's Hands?

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: polling ridesharing regs, ejecting unruly citizens, and disagreeing on technology.

03/12/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Council Wants "Verifiable" Uber, Lyft Numbers Before Approving Rideshare Bill

City council members say they want solid numbers from ridesharing services before they pass new rules allowing them to legally compete with taxis.

03/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Internal Data

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring an informed compromise, the adult in the room, and chocolate.

03/07/2014

City Hall

Murray: "I Can Support a Reasonable Cap" on Companies like Uber and Lyft

Mayor Ed Murray says that although he's opposed to any caps on ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft in general, he supports a council compromise that limits the number of cars on the road at any one time.

03/05/2014 By Erica C. Barnett