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  • Make room for ride-sharing [Editorial]

    Make room for ride-sharing  [Editorial]
    The proposal to classify Uber as a common carrier — as ordered yesterday by the state's chief public utility law judge but potentially up for consideration by the Maryland Public Service Commission in the next 30 days — is probably not the...
  • Uber, Lyft put passengers at risk [Letter]

    Uber, Lyft put passengers at risk [Letter]
    Contrary to what your editorial claims ("Make room for ride sharing," April 27), taxicab companies have no problem with competition from anyone. However, competition should be on a level playing field. Uber is operating as a high-tech taxi company without...
  • Cost of mayor's taxi tax proposal to be reviewed

    Cost of mayor's taxi tax proposal to be reviewed
    City officials concluded a hearing on a controversial taxi tax Thursday to allow more time to review proposed amendments by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The mayor's amendments would change an existing 25-cent per-passenger taxi charge to a 35-cent...
  • Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators

    Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators
    The popular ride-share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy." Uber launched the public relations campaign as state regulators waded into the same dispute that...
  • Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders

    Uber announces six percent price cut for Baltimore riders
    Uber -- the company that allows users to hail a car via a smartphone app -- is drastically cutting prices in several markets including Baltimore.  The price changes run as much as a 20 percent discount, but Baltimore riders will see a six percent drop....
  • Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay

    Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay
    Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis. "Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip,"...
  • Officials eye water taxi expansion amid growth of harbor neighborhoods

    Officials eye water taxi expansion amid growth of harbor neighborhoods
    About 5 p.m. on a recent afternoon, Kevin Leslie and Chris Zorn, both 28, hopped off a small boat onto a short pier at the Canton waterfront, headed for happy-hour drinks at nearby Claddagh Pub. The friends had met after work — Leslie at Wells...
  • How well do Lyft, Uber and taxis get you around Baltimore?

    How well do Lyft, Uber and taxis get you around Baltimore?
    Cars with pink mustaches and fist-bumping drivers. Rides in glossy town cars or SUVs. New ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are giving Baltimore's standard taxi cabs a run for their money. To see how these companies compare, reporter Julie Scharper...
  • Uber riders fume over 'surge pricing'

    Uber riders fume over 'surge pricing'
    Users of the Uber car service experienced some sticker shock this weekend as they tried to hail a private car with their smartphone. The company has had a "surge pricing" policy for over a year — increasing rates during periods of high demand...
  • Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax

    Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax
    A broad coalition of taxi, limousine and for-hire sedan companies in Baltimore say they will refuse to pay a new city tax of 25 cents per passenger in what they are calling a collective act of civil disobedience. The first payments under the new tax, for...
  • Peer-to-peer ride-share app Lyft launching in Baltimore next week

    Peer-to-peer ride-share app Lyft launching in Baltimore next week
    Imagine you tap your need for a ride to the grocery store into your smartphone, and it connects you with someone else in your neighborhood who is headed in the same direction and willing to pick you up on the way. That's the concept behind the peer-to-...
  • Uber to offer Inner Harbor boat pick-ups this weekend

    Uber to offer Inner Harbor boat pick-ups this weekend
    The on-demand town car service Uber has a new offer for Baltimore customers this weekend: boat trips across the Inner Harbor. The company is partnering with Baltimore Water Taxi to offer boat connections between 11 points — including popular...