DC cab drivers protest Uber, Lyft

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers caused major delays Wednesday, driving through the District to protest private sedan services like UberX and Lyft.

D.C. cabbies say illegally operated services are stealing work for taxi drivers in the District and that the taxicab commission has failed to enact fair regulations.

The DC Taxicab Commission issued the following statement in response:

The DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC) is currently working on updated regulations that will ensure a fair, balanced, competitive, and safe system for passengers and drivers. The District's City Council is also currently considering legislation regarding the role of private vehicles in public transportation. In the meantime, DCTC will continue to enforce against illegal street hails and violations of the reciprocity agreement between Virginia and Maryland. This includes private vehicles that are cited and fined as they have chosen not to register with DCTC; and without proper registration they are operating illegally.


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