NBC 4: Neighborhood Ride Service By Taxis

A new taxi service in D.C. will soon target underserved areas of the District. The program will use eight-passenger taxi vans to run specific routes for a flat fee.

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DCist: DFHV Prepares for Driverless Cars

Uber announced that it will roll out a fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh this summer, making it the first company to bring autonomous cars to the ride-sharing market. As Bloomberg Businessweek puts it, there is one goal: “to replace Uber’s more than 1 million human drivers with robot drivers—as quickly as possible.”

Kojo Nnamdi Show: DFHV Acting Director Chrappah

The Taxicab Commission of D.C. is no more. In its place: The Department of For-Hire Vehicles. The change goes deeper than just the name– it reflects the city’s growing demand for what the department calls “private sedans” (you know them as Uber or Lyft). Kojo explores the challenges and opportunities of regulating the quickly evolving industry with the Department’s Acting Director.

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DCInno: DFHV Acting Director Ernest Chrappah

D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles Chairman Ernest Chrappah has an eye for innovation in unlikely places. His vision of a nimble, tech savvy and data-centered department, inspired directly by unique mix of entrepreneurial and civic experience, helped convince Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed him to the role a little over a year ago.

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StateScoop: DFHV Uses Data Analytics to Get Smarter

As the Washington, D.C., agency in charge of regulating taxis undergoes some major changes, the Department of For-Hire Vehicles is working to use data to guide its operations and share that information with the public.

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