Category Archives: District of Columbia

Post Downplays Potential Pay-To-Play

A potential “pay-to-play” involving a city leader asking for a large donation from a contractor accused of stealing millions and serving kids spoiled food. That’s about as juicy a local story as they come, unless you’re the Washington Post. The … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Metro’s Ethics Committee

Metro is facing challenges on multiple fronts, and a potential conflict of interest at the tri-state agency’s highest levels could fall through the cracks. Until recently Metro’s board chairman, Mortimer Downey, was on the payroll of a firm paid $81 … Continue reading

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Nap Turner Way

DC’s U Street is heavily gentrified, with lots of luxury condos and lots more on the way. But a few short decades ago, U Street – then known as Black Broadway – was the cultural soul of Chocolate City. It … Continue reading

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The Post vs. Vincent Gray

D.C.’s paper of record, while maintaining its reputation as an objective news source, is on the verge of swinging the mayoral election. On an almost daily basis the Washington Post is cutting down Mayor Vincent Gray, as it bolsters its … Continue reading

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D.C. Taxi Documentary in the Making

D.C.’s taxicab industry and recent credit card mandate are the subject of an upcoming documentary. Filmmaker Julie Espinosa recently released the teaser, which includes footage from The Taxi Link. “Currently there is a lot of confusion surrounding reforms to the D.C. … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link Wraps Up, Struggle Continues

Listen to The Taxi Link’s Season 2 finale: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 “Even though there have been different issues every week, there were still some fundamental consistencies,” The Taxi Link co-host Tony Norman said on the show’s … Continue reading

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Uber and Allies Up in Arms, Again

The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 The D.C. Taxicab Commission recently voted to exclude smaller cars from the sedan-class of public vehicles for hire. The … Continue reading

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As Smart Meters Go In, VeriFone Is Out as PSP

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 One of the largest Payment Service Providers has backed out as a PSP, as the deadline for installation of credit card readers in … Continue reading

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Taxi Registrations Open Suddenly, Then Close

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 Just as suddenly as it was announced, registration for taxi licenses was halted. “Because so many people chose to come here tonight and … Continue reading

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Taxis Hit with Costly Mandates As Unregulated Competitors Move In

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 With a commission-mandated deadline looming, and a great deal of confusion ensuing, D.C. cab drivers must rush to sign major contracts, some for … Continue reading

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