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Rates are shown on a Yellow Cab van outside City hall in downtown Seattle before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle taxi drivers attend charm school classes

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Seattle-area taxi drivers are trying charm school as a way to improve their customer service and fight off competition from other ride services. KOMO-TV reports about 130 drivers from Yellow Cab […]

07/16/2014

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, New York City taxis drive through New York's Times Square.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Car-hailing service Uber takes on taxis with sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York City’s taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 percent. The company says the price of its UberX lower-end service is […]

07/11/2014

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Ride-sharing Lyft’s New York City plans postponed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft postponed its scheduled Friday launch in New York City while a state judge will wait until next week to consider whether its planned operations violate state […]

07/11/2014

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft driver Nancy Tcheou waits in her car after dropping off a passenger as a taxi cab passes her in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Taxi drivers protest ridesharing services at LA City Hall

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – More than a hundred taxi drivers gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall today to protest phone app ridesharing services, such as Uber, and to urge state lawmakers to stiffen regulation of […]

06/10/2014

In this Feb. 28, 2014 photo, part time Lyft driver Brittany Cameron sits on the hood of her own vehicle, which she uses to give rides, and which is adorned with Lyft's trademark pink mustache, in downtown Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Taxis, limos upset over rules for tech competition

DENVER (AP) — 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. The taxi drivers say the emerging firms, […]

03/07/2014

A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

California adopts car-sharing service regulations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved Thursday by California regulators. The state Public Utilities […]

09/19/2013

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