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Morning Fizz

Many Justifiably Think This is the Wrong Solution

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring taxis, microhousing, minimum wage, and small-lot development.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/19/2014
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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.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/16/2014
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Afternoon Jolt

Murray Set to Lift Cap on Rideshare Companies

Another big compromise and victory for Mayor Ed Murray.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 06/16/2014
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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.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/05/2014
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City Hall

Ridesharing Update

Council's taxi committee will vote on new (and improved?) regulations on ridesharing companies, for-hire cars, and cabs in just under two weeks.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/17/2014
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City Hall

Uber Fizz: Supporters and For-Hire Drivers Respond to Ridesharing Legislation

Uber supporters and for-hire drivers respond to ridesharing legislation.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/10/2014
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City Hall

Council Proposes New Restrictions on Ridesharing Companies

The city's taxi committee proposes new regulations on companies like Uber and Lyft—restrictions that could, the companies say, put them out of business.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/31/2014
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The C Is for Crank

Don't Kill Ridesharing Innovators to Protect Taxi Industry

The city council is poised to adopt new rules that could put ridesharing companies out of business. Here's why they shouldn't.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 12/18/2013
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One Question

One Question For the Taxi, Ride-Share, and For-Hire Industries

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM LYFT.Is compromise possible in the car service debate?

  • By Shirley Qiu
  • Published 09/05/2013
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Opinion

Conventional Wisdom be Damned

Rethinking the mayor's race, taxi regulations, and transit funding.

  • By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/04/2013
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Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Higher Standards

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring aPodments, taxis, bikes, and teachers.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 09/04/2013
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On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Burner, Freak Accidents, Coal Trains, and More

On other blogs today: Darcy Burner on feminism, the state DOT on freak highway accidents, Bellingham on coal trains, and Seattle on taxi rates. Image via Seattletravel.com.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/24/2012
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News

Pioneer Square Stabbing, Cab Driver Pulls Gun

Man stabbed in Pioneer Square robbery, cops break up club brawls, cabbie pulls gun on man, police arrest Mensa candidate on Capitol Hill.

  • By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee
  • Published 01/13/2012
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On Other Blogs

Sightline: We Don't Restrict the Number of Pizza Delivery Cars. Why Taxis?

Sightline: Reduce regulations on taxicabs to increase availability, decrease fares, and reduce driving.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/05/2011

This Washington

Limo Operators Drive Opposition to Regulation

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 01/28/2010

City Hall

Heavy Traffic in Olympia

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/27/2010

City Hall

Proposal Would Regulate Unlicensed Taxis

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/26/2010
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