From an Uber rep:
“The big picture:
Uber is excited to announce a new phase of our partnership with the Washington DC taxi industry, which will provide 100% of DC’s 1,500+ taxi drivers with access to Uber trip referrals.
It’s a win/win/win: Read More
They smell like weed. They’re full of trash and pet hair. And ever since Car2Go/ShareNow left North America during the pandemic, they also have no competition. Yes, readers, the French-owned awkwardness known as Free2Move is now pretty much DC’s only workable car sharing option. Oh sure, Zipcars exist, but they don’t touch the convenience of leaving a Free2Move in any legal space. And don’t get me started on Turo, which sounds like a great way to get into a lawsuit with the stranger who owns the car. What we need are robust competitors. Here are just some of the quirks that make Free2Move so challenging: Read More
Thanks to Rachel for sending from LeDroit Park.
Free2Move not moving anytime soon is brought to you by the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Thanks to B. for sending from Adams Morgan:
“How does this even happen? Note also the placement in an emergency no parking zone.”
From a press release:
“DC’s first Mobility Innovation District (The MID), spearheaded by the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), has officially launched its public transit program for Southwest DC and parts of the Navy Yard neighborhood with Circuit Rideshare.
The MID’s Circuit Rideshare program provides purpose-driven transportation services, utilizing a fleet of eight electric vehicles (EVs) and advanced transit technology to offer safe, accessible, efficient, and eco-friendly rides to users within the Southwest neighborhood. The program operates on a mobile app, enabling users to easily request rides and enjoy the convenience of on-demand transportation at a FREE rate through July and $2 a ride thereafter. Read More
Thanks to M. for sending from Douglass St NE across from District Clay Center.
I hope I’m wrong about this but I think others should be warned. I paid for two rides – one on Lyft and one with a taxi outside union station. Both were astronomically higher than they were supposed to be Read More
“Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2023 St. Patrick’s SoberRide program will be in operation beginning at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) and operate until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18th as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk period. Read More
Justin writes: “Six tickets for expired tags/no inspection on my most recent Free2Move ride. Have seen similar tickets on other F2Ms. I hope this isn’t a sign that Free2Move plans to leave Washington, DC soon. Would hate to see carsharing end.”