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Around 500,000 people used the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  on Saturday, including demonstrators for the Women’s March on Washington.

Heightened March Demand Tests Metro

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority users faced long lines and extended wait times Saturday with around 500,000 people using the service, including many demonstrators from across the country who poured into the city for the Women’s March on Washington. In an internal email provided to The Hoya, WMATA General Manager[Read More…]

by January 24, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

Economics 101 Proved Right, Thanks to Uber

If you walk by Uncommon Grounds between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., chances are you will overhear a Georgetown undergrad and a company recruiter talking about thought leadership, company culture, work-life balance or gamification. That last one means the application of game-design thinking to non-game contexts to[Read More…]

by October 14, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
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Traffic flows by Georgetown University on Canal Road. Lyft offers a new luxury service allowing customers to ride in comfort and style.

Lyft Unveils Luxury Service in D.C.

Ride-sharing company Lyft introduced a new service in Washington, D.C. last week called Lyft Premier, which promises riders comfort, style and consistency in luxury sedans and SUVs in the midst of an extensive overhaul of the D.C. metro system. The service, which costs roughly twice as much as a standard[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top

University Launches Uber, SafeRides Discount Pilot

Students who request a SafeRide van on the LiveSafe application in the next two weekends will receive a $5 Uber discount code if the wait time for a van exceeds 15 minutes, as part of a pilot program to help more students get to campus safely announced by Georgetown University[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY UBER
UberPool, a feature that connects users to share an UberX vehicle, became available to Washington, D.C., riders Oct. 22.

UberPool Launches in DC

Uber introduced UberPool, a feature that allows users heading in the same direction to share an UberX vehicle and split the fare, to Washington D.C. Oct. 22. Instead of deciding between UberX or UberBlack, users may now select the UberPool option, enter a pickup and drop-off location and match with[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
COURTESTY SPLIT
Split offers budget rides in Washington, D.C.’s core. The startup launched in May and its ridership has grown about about 75% monthly.

Alum’s Rideshare App Competes in Crowded Marketplace

Ario Keshani (SFS ’05) wants to change the way Washingtonians think about city transportation. His startup app Split allows users to call for cars and save money by sharing rides with strangers who are traveling in the same direction, similar to Uber’s microtransit platform, UberPool, which launched in the District[Read More…]

by October 30, 2015 0 comments Business, Business - Top

DC Council Approves Pro-Uber Legislation

The D.C. Council approved legislation to permit and regulate the operation of app-based ridesharing services such as uberX, Lyft and SideCar on Oct. 28. The Public Vehicle-for-hire Innovation Amendment Act, proposed by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), passed in a 12-to-1 vote. The bill retained the $1 million dollar insurance[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Council Approves Uber Regulations

The D.C. Council will consider legislation to regulate ridesharing services such as UberX, Sidecar and Lyft. The bill, proposed by Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and co-sponsored by Councilmember David Gross (I-At Large) after the matter was put on hold in May, received initial approval last week and is pending[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Uber Announces Charity Initiative

Uber, the popular ridesharing service, announced its “Ride for a Cause” charity initiative Sept. 19, partnering with five D.C. area charities to donate $1 for every ride through Sept. 28. “Uber has always been committed to giving back to the communities we serve,” Uber spokesperson Taylor Bennett said. “We’re constantly[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 1 comment City News, News
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While UberBLACK, Uber’s premium car service, saw a 7 percent rate increase, uberX riders can enjoy a 15 percent rate cut.

UberBLACK Prices Raised

Uber, the app-based transportation company, dropped its rates for the discounted uberX service while raising prices for the signature UberBLACK cars, effective Aug. 18. Originally Uber’s only service, this high-end town car service now charges a minimum of $15, with a $7 base fare that adds $3.40 per mile traveled in[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top