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From A To B: Car-Sharing, Credit Cards In Cabs, Battles Over Bike Lanes

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The inside of a taxicab in Washington, D.C.
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The inside of a taxicab in Washington, D.C.

In his regular look at local transportation issues, Martin Di Caro explains why the tech startup Uber is once again battling D.C. regulators. We'll also find out why D.C.'s own taxicab fleet struggles to adopt credit card payments, and hear about a historic Washington church that's mired in controversy over a DDOT bike lane project.


[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Angela (Theme from Taxi)" by Bob James from Best of Smooth Jazz, Vol. 1]

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