Metro is the most efficient means of commuting to and from the D.C. suburbs, but when it comes to intra-city travel — trips beginning and ending in the District — Uber is often the faster way around, according to a new analysis from the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer. And though ride-hailing is almost always more expensive than public transit, lower-cost pooling options make it nearly as affordable to hail a car in the District as to take Metro, while adding only marginally to travel times.
While Uber continues to command most of the attention in the ride-hailing industry, its rival Lyft is quietly growing in Washington, gaining market share and expanding its customer and driver bases at the expense of its larger competitor.
The safe operation of all public vehicles for hire shall be conducted in accordance with the laws of the District and with due regard for the safety, comfort and convenience of passengers, for the safe and careful transportation of property, and for the safety of the general public. All reasonable efforts shall be made to promote safety at all times and under all conditions.
DFHV enforcement policies, practices and procedures are designed to meet the significant challenges that the agency faces carrying out its statutory charge to ensure that for-hire vehicle passengers have a clean, safe, and enjoyable traveling experience, by addressing any instance of non-compliance with Title 31 of the DCMR. Such polices, practices, and programs are built on a wide-ranging examination of all aspects of the agency’s approaches to addressing violations of Title 31. They include specific strategies to reduce the number of such violations, engage drivers, companies, and passengers, as well as to improve Vehicle Inspection Officer training in observance of the highest ethical and professional law enforcement standards.
The Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis (NRS) is a fixed route taxi service operating as a pilot program in Wards 4, 7 and 8. Transportation will be provided by an 8-seat shuttle. Passengers are picked up and dropped off along routes within each specific Ward. For only $5, riders can hop on or off at stops within their Ward. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. So let us know what you think of this service by leaving your feedback here.
The NRS is made possible though grant funding from the Department of For-Hire Vehicles.