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Uber Moves Closer To Legality

Posted on May 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Uber and its moment of government oppression became the stuff of national ruminations on innovation and regulation (and, more recently, urban decadence).

Through it all, Uber has carried on with its service, maintaining that it’s following all applicable laws and regulations, while the D.C. Taxicab Commission has more or less adopted a policy of salutary neglect.

It now seems, however, that Uber could become uber-legal relatively soon under draft legislation recently passed by a D.C. Council committee. The bill, a rewrite of a broad taxi reform package, includes provisions for a new type of for-hire transportation — “sedan class vehicles.”

Those are defined as such: “Sedan class vehicles shall operate exclusively through dispatch and shall not accept street hails. Sedan class vehicles shall calculate fares exclusively using a time and distance method.”

In other words, Uber.

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