| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:28 PM
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....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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,"...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:59 PM
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-...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:31 PM
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...