Virginia's DMV Joins the Regulatory Crackdown Against Uber and Lyft


Earlier this month, Richard D. Holcomb, commissioner of Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles, sent a cease and desist letter to Uber and Lyft and ordered them to halt service in the state "until [they] obtain proper authority."

Perhaps if Holcomb took a ride with Chelsea Spade in neighboring Washington, D.C. he'd see why Virginians like the convenience and flexibility of ride sharing.

"Woman With a Car vs. Washington D.C.'s Taxi Cartel" originally aired on May 13, 2014.  

The original text is below:

Chelsea Spade, 27, is earning her master's degree in social work, but to make ends meet she's working as a part-time cab driver in Washington, D.C., through a company called Lyft. But Chelsea isn't like most D.C. taxi drivers.

(The original post was edited slightly.)