taxis in Seattle http://www.kplu.org en With Rideshare Services Deadline Here, Agreement Expected Soon In Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/rideshare-services-deadline-here-agreement-expected-soon-seattle <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154260860&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17160 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle City Council Approves Driver Cap For Rideshare Companies http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-driver-cap-rideshare-companies <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">After working on new regulations for about a year, the Seattle City Council on Monday voted unanimously to limit the number of rideshare drivers who can be active at any one time.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;" /><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;" /><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: normal;">Companies like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar will be able to each have 150 drivers active on the dispatch system at a given time. Those so-called "transportation network companies" let drivers use their personal vehicles and connect with passengers via smartphone applications.</span> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:51:54 +0000 Ashley Gross 14957 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle City Council Approves Driver Cap For Rideshare Companies Seattle To Consider Regulating Rideshare Services http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-consider-regulating-rideshare-services <p>The Seattle City Council will consider a pilot program to regulate rideshare services with training and insurance requirements, as well as a cap on the number of licenses.&nbsp;</p><p>App-based services like Sidecar, UberX and Lyft are becoming common alternatives to using taxis.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that's not necessarily a bad thing, says Seattle City Council </span>member Mike<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> O’Brien.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13542 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle To Consider Regulating Rideshare Services Taxi vs. Rideshare Services: Taking a Test Drive http://www.kplu.org/post/taxi-vs-rideshare-services-taking-test-drive <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/taxi-vs-ride-share-services-taking-test-drive#chart">Click here</a>&nbsp;</strong>or scroll down for full comparison chart &gt;&gt;&gt;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It used to be if you wanted to get around town or to the airport and didn’t have a car, you’d take public transit or call a cab. But in the last six months, new options have popped up—rideshare services.</span></p><p>I decided to take these services for a test drive, with the help of KPLU news intern Simone Alicea.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 10019 at http://www.kplu.org Taxi vs. Rideshare Services: Taking a Test Drive