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Video Poll: Rideshare vs. Taxi

April 7, 2014

In this week's Video Poll, Columbia students discuss whether they prefer to use rideshare services, taxis or a different form of transportation entirely. Ridesharing has become more popular since the ...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Ride-sharing un-fare to licensed cabbies

By Managing Editor

February 10, 2014

I’ve always been too nervous to use ride-share services like Lyft or uberX. Imagining someone in sweatpants chauffeuring me across town in the passenger seat of their 1997 Dodge Neon gives me anxiety—the thought of engaging in inevitable small talk alone makes my palms sweat. In most situations, calling up one of these services for a ride from an average Joe is less expensive than shelling out the regular fare for a tax...

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