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Old 07-04-2014, 08:54 PM
 
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Neat concept but they must do something about the hot pink moustache. I would never ride any car with such thing hanging on the hood!
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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here in Pittsburgh, a good portion of the drivers don't use the mustache. im thinking its to avoid getting tickets.
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Old 07-07-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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I was at a party and someone commented that they had used uber and it was "slightly" cheaper than DC cabs. I think DC cabs are generally cheaper than other city's cabs.
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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here in Pittsburgh, a good portion of the drivers don't use the mustache. im thinking its to avoid getting tickets.
FYI: Pennsylvania has issued a "cease-and-desist" order to both Uber and Lyft because they didn't file necessary paperwork or fulfill any other obligations related to securing licensing from the PUC. The mayor is dating my upstairs neighbor, and I know they have personally used Lyft in recent months to leave our rowhouse and go to get coffee. There was an article in the Pittsburgh CityPaper recently about how drivers are all worried about whether or not it's worth risking losing their vehicle registration to continue working for Uber or Lyft, neither of which has been assuring its drivers that they are going to be legal to operate in our lovely Commonwealth anytime soon.

You're talking about a state where our illustrious governor recently compared same-sex relationships to incest on live television and FINALLY just "came around" to thinking medicinal marijuana legalization to help assuage the pain of children fighting cancer might be a possibility someday, so I'm not sure how "ahead of the curve" we'll be on welcoming ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft anytime soon. For as much as I love my native Pennsylvania I would be remiss to not acknowledge that we're the laughingstock of the Northeast on so many levels.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago IL
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Uber is awesome! Takes the guess work out of looking for a cab. No worry about famous DC "my credit card machine isn't working" bit.
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:28 AM
 
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What's the implication for these drivers in terms of tax? wear and tear on their vehicles, insurance/liability, etc.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Uber is awesome! Takes the guess work out of looking for a cab. No worry about famous DC "my credit card machine isn't working" bit.
Why isn't the "I don't have any cash" bit just as famous? What do you do if you don't have cash?
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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Man visiting D.C. says Uber driver took him on wild ride.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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ok that's one incident out of how many? ive seen dc cab drivers who should be in jail, lose their licenses for the entirety of their life and worse.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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If you happen to like a cab driver, get his/her phone number. I have my driver that I always call, even for pickup at the airport (yes they can, just not meeting you at regular airport taxi line). If he cannot make it he would send his friends who are equally professional. I have stayed with this gentleman for almost 15 years.
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