Recent reports about the growth of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft would suggest that their success pits them directly against traditional taxi drivers. But, a representative from the taxi industry says that's NOT what's behind a rally in Richmond in which they called for more fairness for taxicab drivers.
Daniel Berhane with Virginia Taxicab Drivers United says while they don't believe rival companies are being established correctly, the VTDU is more concerned about the lack of job protections for drivers.
Interstate 73 was first proposed in 1979 by two businessmen from Bluefield, West Virginia looking to expand an existing highway used to transport coal to the Ohio River – and after decades, the project appears to be moving forward.
The route is now slated to run through six states, from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – winding into Virginia through Bluefield, passing through Roanoke and down to Martinsville.
There was a time when a license plate simply identified a car, its owner and, in many cases, if it was on the road legally. But now, with advancing technology, it's much more—and a lot of people don't like it.
Recent published reports indicate that police departments are using license plate scanners without the public’s knowledge—and even when people haven't committed an infraction.
Lawmakers are trying to decide exactly what police departments and other agencies can do with that information.