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March 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Seattle City Council OKs Lyft, uberX and Sidecar driver caps

Seattle on Monday became the first city to limit the number of drivers for so-called rideshare companies such as Lyft, uberX and Sidecar. The regulations, approved unanimously by the City Council, will limit each company to 150 drivers on the road at the same time, collectively limiting them to 450. UberX, Lyft and Sidecar — which…

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December 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Alaska Airlines sponsoring free Uber rides to airport Dec. 23 and 24

Seattle taxi drivers who say they’re already facing enough competition from illegal phone-app-powered passenger services won’t like this: Alaska Airlines is sponsoring free UberBLACK and UberX rides from Seattle to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday and Tuesday. Using an Uber app, holiday travelers flying out of Seattle with any airline can be dropped off at Sea-Tac…

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August 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Taxi cab operators protest at Seattle City Hall

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. | The cab drivers started clearing out about 2 p.m. Dozens of taxis blocked off Fourth Avenue in front of Seattle City Hall this afternoon to let the city of Seattle know the drivers want ride-share operators to be regulated. Yellow Cab driver Salah Mohamed said he and other drivers created the loud downtown…

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