Ride-hail drivers in several cities around the country are supposed to be going on strike Wednesday as part of an effort to push Uber and Lyft to offer drivers more protections.
But while D.C.’s ride-hail drivers are supposed to be among those striking, not many of them are expected to join the day of action ahead of Uber’s aim to raise $9 billion in its initial public stock offering, planned for Friday.
And during the morning rush hour, it didn’t seem like many of them were joining. Firing up the Lyft app Wednesday morning saw no shortage of drivers cruising the streets of downtown D.C. looking for fares — and a scan into the windshields of vehicles zipping back and forth along K Street Northwest also saw lots of people riding in the back seats of cars with Uber and Lyft stickers on them.
Basically, getting a ride in D.C. isn’t looking too difficult.