Morning Fizz

Many Justifiably Think This is the Wrong Solution

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

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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

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

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.

02/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

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

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

02/10/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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.

01/31/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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.

12/18/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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?

09/05/2013 By Shirley Qiu


Conventional Wisdom be Damned

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

09/04/2013 By Josh Feit and Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Higher Standards

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

09/04/2013 By Morning Fizz

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

07/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


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.

01/13/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

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.

08/05/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Heavy Traffic in Olympia

01/27/2010 By Josh Feit