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DC Council passes ridesharing tax increase civic

Jun. 27, 2018 12:38 pm

DC Council passes ridesharing tax increase

The gross receipts tax increase, which was opposed by Uber and Lyft, will help pay for Metro. One Councilmember is planning another bill in response.
Lyft drivers rally to oppose ridesharing tax increase civic

May 29, 2018 7:50 am

Lyft drivers rally to oppose ridesharing tax increase

Ahead of a vote this week, Lyft rallied riders and drivers on May 23 to try to convince D.C. Councilmembers to change their vote. City leaders say the 6 percent increase on gross receipts tax would help fund Metro.
How to score a free ticket to the Blockchain for Social Impact Conference civic

May 25, 2018 11:50 am

How to score a free ticket to the Blockchain for Social Impact Conference

We talked to organizer Valeria Kholostenko about decentralization and making change. Become a member to win a ticket to the June 1 event at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Dozens of cellphone-tracking stingrays detected in DC civic

May 22, 2018 12:59 pm

Dozens of cellphone-tracking stingrays detected in DC

NBC Washington found 40 of the surveillance devices in a few hours.
DC Circulator adds free WiFi on newer buses civic

May 18, 2018 11:08 am

DC Circulator adds free WiFi on newer buses

WiFi will be standard on new buses moving forward.
DC Council passes higher increase in ridesharing taxes than Bowser proposed civic

May 16, 2018 9:57 am

DC Council passes higher increase in ridesharing taxes than Bowser proposed

It's part of a series of tax hikes to pay for Metro. The Council's final 6-percent increase on gross receipts tax drew a rebuke from services like Uber and Lyft.
At White House AI meeting, tech leaders call for a strategy civic

May 11, 2018 9:53 am

At White House AI meeting, tech leaders call for a strategy

In a session with Trump administration officials and statements issued afterward, industry leaders stressed the role government can play as the uses of artificial intelligence expands.
Trump’s SNAP fix fails to put people first civic

May 11, 2018 9:27 am

Trump’s SNAP fix fails to put people first

Take it from Code for America, which partnered with California to improve the state's food stamp program. The civic hacking group's ST Mayer argues that D.C. could use a similar fix.
Planet Ready is looking to help more people prepare for a hurricane civic

May 2, 2018 3:59 pm

Planet Ready is looking to help more people prepare for a hurricane

The D.C.–built platform has resources to get ready for a disaster. Using tech makes the process faster.
InnoMAYtion returns with a chance to connect with civic tech civic

May 2, 2018 11:59 am

InnoMAYtion returns with a chance to connect with civic tech

D.C.'s monthlong celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship returns.

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