Forever War: Can you muster enough feeling—-on a Friday, no less!—-to care about another bout between once-controversial sedan service Uber and the D.C. Taxicab Commission? This time, it involves Uber Taxi. -4

Tunnel of Love: Metro is launching a new week-long pass aimed at people who take frequent, short trips. +2

Free Art: Starting this weekend, the Corcoran is free every Saturday through Labor Day. +2

Bike Trek: Bike trails now link D.C. and Pittsburgh. +1

Thursday’s Needle rating: 44 Today’s score: +1 It’s Friday: +1 Today’s Needle rating: 46