Category Archives: Northern Virginia

Should Cabbies Choose Their Company?

The Taxi Link airs on WUST 1120 AM. Listen:  Download mp3 Should cab drivers be able to freely choose the company they work for? That’s the question a task force created by the Alexandria city council is grappling with.

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Taxi chair agrees to town hall

The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here:  Download mp3 D.C. taxi chair Ron Linton has agreed to do a town hall with The Taxi Link (details below). “I appreciate this opportunity,” Linton said. “I’m … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link: Aurora Vasquez discusses driver organizing in Prince George’s, Alexandria and Arlington

The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here:  Download mp3 Aurora Vasquez is an attorney, driver advocate and organizer. Over the past decade she’s played an instrumental role in successful cab driver struggles in the … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link: Are drivers at National Harbor being pushed out? Should Alexandria drivers choose their own company?

The Taxi Link airs Sat. 7-8 pm on WUST 1120 AM. Listen here (imperfect audio in first minute):  Download mp3 Just over the District line at National Harbor, the upscale mini-city and resort on the Potomac River, Prince George’s County … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link: Fairfax driver assaulted; Commissioner Stanley Tapscott; DC drivers accused of racism

Listen to The Taxi Link:  Download mp3 An aviation executive’s racist remarks and assault of a Fairfax taxi driver have caused an outcry. The driver, Mohamed Salim, recorded the conversation with his late-night passenger, Ed Dahlberg, president of Manassas-based Emerald … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link: Alexandria drivers protest; D.C. drivers testify

Listen to the Taxi Link here: Download mp3 In Alexandria, taxicab drivers associated with Tenants and Workers United protested outside city hall this past week to call on the council to ensure drivers’ right to select their own credit card … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link: Will smart meters end up in court, again?

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 Download mp3 The D.C. Taxicab Commission is moving full steam ahead with implementing a so-called “Modern Taxi System” (MTS). Yet in several areas MTS resembles the commission’s push last year to install one company’s credit card … Continue reading

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WPFW and NAACP-Alexandria Hold Town Hall

Listen to The Latino Media Collective on Pacifica Radio WPFW 89.3 FM: Download mp3 “We know affordable housing is dwindling in Alexandria,” activist and Alexandria resident Nisaa Harper told the standing-room only crowd at the Charles Houston Recreation Center. “The … Continue reading

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The Human Cost of Gentrification: Pete talks with Bruce DePuyt

“The Washington area is a boom-town, cranes are everywhere and communities are on the upswing as investors pour billions into new real estate. But what happens to people who get priced out by all this progress?” NewsTalk host Bruce DePuyt … Continue reading

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