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    • Tony Brooks tries out Philadelphia's new wheelchair accessible taxi in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Parking Authority's Taxicab and Limousine Division. (2015) | Emma Lee / WHYY

Led by Uber, ride-hailing companies meet wheelchair accessibility threshold

When Uber and Lyft began operations in Philadelphia, most passengers rejoiced as taxi drivers and owners cried. The new competition meant lower prices, a boon for most consumers and bust for…

    • A taxi cab picks up a passenger in Philadelphia. (Emma Lee / WHYY)

Taxicabs’ lawsuit against PPA survives legal challenge, seeks $558 million in damages

A lawsuit by more than 130 medallion taxicab companies against the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) alleging a violation of the companies’ constitutional rights survived a preliminary motion to dismiss on Monday.…

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Drivers and disabled give PPA an earful over rules for Uber and Lyft

This Friday Taxi drivers, UberBlack drivers, and disabled residents united to vent their displeasure with the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s loose regulatory grip on Uber and Lyft. The loose coalition that long…

    • Tony Brooks tries out Philadelphia's new wheelchair accessible taxi in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Parking Authority's Taxicab and Limousine Division. (2015) | Emma Lee / WHYY

As Uber and Lyft drive on, now formally licensed, disabled and taxis say they are being left behind

Over the past few months, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) boardroom has been the site of much gnashing of teeth, wailing of woes, and pulling of hair over the first illegal…

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As Harrisburg legalizes Uber/Lyft, Parking Authority contemplates how to regulate them

“The bottom line is: The regulation of taxi cabs is changing now, and it’s going to change forever.” Dennis Weldon, general counsel to the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), made this declaration…

    • Lyft | Josh Edelson/AP Images for Lyft

Illegal again, Uber and Lyft have stopped paying taxes to the School District. Here’s what they already paid.

When a law temporarily authorizing transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Philadelphia sunset on September 30th, Lyft eagerly pointed towards a one percent tax on…

    • The crowd grew anxious when Stutzman, left, appeared to spend more time speaking with Alperstein than with others

PPA resuming enforcement against Uber/Lyft starting Friday, relaxes taxi regulations

In a statement released late Tuesday, Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) interim Deputy Executive Director Corinne O’Connor provided 48-hour-notice that the agency would resume enforcement actions against Uber and Lyft. The controversial…

    • Uber protest | Emma Lee, WHYY

Uber and Lyft illegal again in Philly, as General Assembly lets temporary authorization sunset

The General Assembly entered into recess on Wednesday without extending the temporary legalization of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) like Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia, which ends on Friday. Starting Saturday, ride-hailing…

    • Uber's self-driving cars are being tested in Pittsburgh, August 2016  (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

As PennDOT prepares for driverless vehicles, other state agencies stall

On Wednesday, Uber began publicly testing its autonomous vehicle technology, offering free rides to passengers in Pittsburgh who let a computer take the wheel. It’s a major achievement for Uber, which…

    • Taxi driver protest, 2014 | Tom MacDonald/WHYY

Taxis, limos, and disabled activists to file lawsuit seeking injunction of PPA’s agreement to effectively legalize Uber

A coalition of taxi drivers, limousine drivers, and advocates for the disabled announced, calling itself Fair Ride Philly, plans to file a lawsuit tomorrow in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas seeking…

    • Taxi regulation

After PPA gives Uber 90-day pass, taxis promise “chaos” during the DNC, and lawsuits

If you were worried that the Democratic National Convention coming to Philadelphia later this month wouldn’t be as interesting as the protest-filled Republican National Convention in 2000 or the cluster jam…

    • Public school funding advocates hold signs in protest before the start of the PPA meeting as security looks on

PPA lambasted by education advocates over recent amendments to UberX, Lyft legalization bill

If you go to Fairmount Park or Rittenhouse Square on one of these sunny afternoons, you’ll see some little children, running around, playing with nature’s toys—sticks and stones—and generally having a…

Bill to legalize UberX and Lyft in all of Pennsylvania clears committee, expected to pass House next week

A bill to legalize the ride-hailing companies passed the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee today, clearing the way for a vote before the full House perhaps as soon as next week.…

    • Limo driver Isam Ahmed protesting ride share competition, December 2015 | Emma Lee/WHYY

Philadelphia Airport next arena for taxi fight against UberX, Lyft

Philadelphia taxi and limo drivers promised to take “further action” beginning Tuesday unless Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) CEO Rochelle Cameron takes steps to stop ride-hailing companies UberX and Lyft from operating…

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Taxi Driver Union President: Strike threats are nonsense

Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania President Ronald Blount said his union has no plans to curtail service during the Democratic National Convention, as threatened in a statement last night by a group claiming…

    • Taxi regulation

Philadelphia taxi and limo drivers threaten strike during Democratic National Convention [updated]

Philadelphia's taxi and limousine drivers are threatening to strike when Philadelphia hosts the Democratic National Convention in July unless officials do something to stop UberX and Lyft from operating in the…

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Kenney calls anti-UberX/Lyft coalition’s bluff as ride-hailing supporters push legalization bill

Last week, a coalition of cab owners, limo drivers and advocates for the disabled issued an ultimatum to Mayor Jim Kenney: Step into the UberX/Lyft v. taxis v. PPA fracas within…

    • Limo driver Isam Ahmed protesting ride share competition, December 2015 | Emma Lee/WHYY

Unlikely alliance unites against Uber and Lyft: Disability advocates, cabbies, limos, and PPA

On Tuesday, an unusual coalition of disability advocates, cabbies, limo drivers, and taxi owners came together to beg the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) to stop UberX and Lyft. Around 30 representatives…

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PPA calls enforcement against uberX and Lyft too costly to increase, despite hefty fines

Lyft and uberX operate illegally in Philadelphia. If you’re one of the nearly 455,000 who have used uberX in Philly since October, you might not have realized that the Philadelphia Parking…

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