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Rejoice, Uber underground! Now you no longer have to skulk out of sight of the law, scurrying from luxury app-dispatched sedan to luxury app-dispatched sedan to get around the District, because the D.C. Council voted unanimously today to make Uber legal.
While no one was actually operating an Uber sedan surreptitiously despite a January sting by the D.C. Taxi Cab Commission, the Public Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Amendment Act passed today cements Uber’s operation by adding language for electronically dispatched cars.
The lack of controversy today—-the bill was even written by Mary Cheh, an old Uber target—-shows just how far relations between the council and the controversial company have come since Uber unleashed a PR blitz this summer.
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