Uber DC: Council authorizes app-based ride dispatch services.

DC Council Gives Uber The Green Light

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Dec. 5 2012 11:27 AM

DC Council Gives Uber The Green Light

Uber—the company who's app-based dispatch of car service vehicles offers a clever hack of the taxi regulatory system—has always been vulnerable to the fact that obeying the letter of the law isn't good enough. If the purpose of rules is to stifle competition and protect incumbents, new rules can always be written. But yesterday here in DC the council did the right thing and established a regulatory framework that leaves Uber in the clear.

That's excellent news for transportation options in the city.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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