DC Council: Strike down the MINIMUM FARE language from the Uber Amendment
  • Petitioned DC City Council

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DC City Council
Chairman, DC City Council
Phil Mendelson
Chairperson of Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation, DC City Council
Mary Cheh
DC City Council
Michael Brown
DC City Council
Jim Graham
DC City Council
Jack Evans
DC City Council
Muriel Bowser
DC City Council
Kenyan McDuffie
DC City Council
Tommy Wells
DC City Council
Yvette Alexander
DC City Council
Marion Barry
DC City Council
David Catania
DC City Council
Vincent Orange

DC Council: Strike down the MINIMUM FARE language from the Uber Amendment

    1. Brittany Woodell
    2. Petition by

      Brittany Woodell

      Washington, DC

Taken from Uber's blog post:

"The DC City Council informed us that they intended to pass an amendment to the taxi modernization bill that would make it illegal for Uber to lower its prices or to offer a low cost service in any form.

The Council’s intention is to prevent Uber from being a viable alternative to taxis by enacting a price floor to set Uber’s minimum fare at today’s rates and no less than 5 times a taxi’s minimum fare. Consequently they are handicapping a reliable, high quality transportation alternative so that Uber cannot offer a high quality service at the best possible price. It was hard for us to believe that an elected body would choose to keep prices of a transportation service artificially high – but the goal is essentially to protect a taxi industry that has significant experience in influencing local politicians. They want to make sure there is no viable alternative to a taxi in Washington DC, and so on Tuesday (tomorrow!), the DC City Council is going to formalize that principle into law."

Update: Council members Jack Evans (Ward 2) and Tommy Wells (Ward 6) have introduced a new version of the Uber Amendment that STRIKES DOWN the minimum fare language. Tell your council member NOW to urge them to support the Evans/Wells Uber Amendment WITHOUT the minimum fare language.

 

To:
DC City Council
Phil Mendelson, Chairman, DC City Council
Mary Cheh, Chairperson of Committee on the Environment, Public Works and Transportation, DC City Council
Michael Brown, DC City Council
Jim Graham, DC City Council
Jack Evans, DC City Council
Muriel Bowser, DC City Council
Kenyan McDuffie, DC City Council
Tommy Wells, DC City Council
Yvette Alexander, DC City Council
Marion Barry, DC City Council
David Catania, DC City Council
Vincent Orange, DC City Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: DC City Council.

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Support the Evans/Wells Uber amendment which is fully supportive of Uber and sedan drivers dictating the right prices for their service.

Having safe and affordable transportation options in a city is important for all of it's residents.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Kevin Geist ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Don't restrict innovation!

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    • Durk Stanton ARLINGTON, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Free enterprise at its finest. The cab companies should have invested their money in similar technologies rather than paying lobbyist to cry to the government about how the competition crushed them. Grow up, Peter Pan.

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    • elizabeth sweezey WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      Support the Evans/Wells Uber Amendement WITHOUT the minimum fare language. Allow the market to work freely to encourage competition and innovation.

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    • Matthew Zelasko WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      I SUPPORT THE EVANS/WELLS ammendment. Please take out the minimum fare language. Uber has been a breath of fresh air for DC travel!

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    • Lauren Bennitt WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 2 years ago

      Uber provides a high quality service and alternative to the dismal DC taxi monopoly.Competition drives innovation! Uber provides a better service for reasonable prices, something that the DC taxi system has lacked for a long long time. Do whats right for your constituents!

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