Lyft Announces Inaugural Pitch Competition For Its DC-Area Drivers (10-5-18)

This challenge is exclusive to DMV Lyft drivers who have entrepreneurial goals. We spoke with Lyft’s Kate Glantz (a former founder herself) about why the program is launching here.

Are you a Lyft driver with entrepreneurial goals? Do you have a startup that you’re building? The ridesharing company announced a pitch challenge exclusive to its drivers, so read on.

Lyft Pitch was born after the ridesharing company crunched its data and realized that 18 percent of Lyft’s 1.5 million drivers worldwide are giving rides to help power their own businesses.

Lyft Pitch is focused on drawing out some of the most compelling business ideas, and it’s starting in the DMV area.

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Handicapped-Accessible Parking Violations Dramatically Increased in 2017 (1-16-18)

People with disabilities are facing an uphill battle for parking spaces amid a fast rising number of parking cheats, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

A review of parking enforcement records in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia shows a dramatic increase in citations and convictions against people who illegally park in spaces designated for people with disabilities.

The increase was most dramatic in D.C. In 2017, D.C. public works officers began issuing tickets against drivers who unlawfully park at red top meters in the Central Business District, which are restricted for use by people with handicapped placards on their vehicles.

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