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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Can I Ride Here? How To Ride Electric Scooters Safely In DC, Arlington Co., And Montgomery Co. (9-29-18)

Want to zoom around your area one of those electric scooters? Here’s what you need to know.

Arlington County announced Wednesday that they’ll begin a nine-month demonstration program to evaluate dockless bikeshares and scooters in the area.

Dockless electric scooters have been in the news in recent days, after a young man died while riding one in DuPont Circle when he was hit by a car.

Nonetheless, electric scooter programs now exist in D.C., Arlington and Maryland. Want to ride one safely? Here’s what you need to know:

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Virginia To Spend $14 Million From Volkswagen Settlement On Electric-Car Charging Network (8-9-18)

A Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle is plugged into a charging station. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

 Virginia has picked a Los Angeles firm to build and operate a network of electric-vehicle charging stations across the commonwealth, with the state planning to use $14 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen to cover its share of the public-private partnership.

EVgo will share the cost of building hundreds of charging stations and be allowed to keep all the revenue generated by them under the deal, which Gov. Ralph Northam announced at a news conference Thursday.

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