When the editorial hit the Web last night, it did not take long for some DC officials to nod in agreement. First among those was DC Council member Tommy Wells, who is also running in next year's mayoral election. "When I had oversight of the Transportation Committee I had an agenda and one of the items was abolishing the DC Taxicab Commission," Wells says in a phone interview. He adds that the commission's lethargy in mandating credit card readers in cabs—many of the city's 7,300 taxis will miss the Sept. 1 deadline to install the devices—is another nick on the agency's reputation. "There should be one person at the [District] Department of Transportation to manage the city's interest in honing a reliable taxi fleet," Wells says. Council member Mary Cheh, who now runs the Transportation Committee, says she will introduce legislation to overturn the recent batch of regulations. Rachel Holt, who manages Uber's East Coast operations, was happy to read the Post's editorial. "We're excited about the Post and other publications standing up for District residents," she says. "Transportation options are incredibly important to us." But she won't go so far as to openly endorse DC's newspaper-of-record calling for the dissolution of the city agency with which her employer has consistently grappled since arriving in town back in late 2011. "I'm not going to comment on that one," Holt says. "Regardless of what organizational body is creating regulations, we believe it's important those regulations are done in the best interest of consumers and hope that DCTC or another organization is carrying that out." Not surprisingly, DC Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron Linton was not thrilled when he opened the Post this morning. "My reaction is one of sadness that editorial writers don't know what they're talking about," he tells Washingtonian. "Our response is that they missed the point. It's not about one set of cars." The Post, Linton argues, is oversimplifying things by carrying Uber's argument against regulation. "What it's about isn't cheap taxi service, it's about Uber making sure Lyft and Sidecar don't get a jump on them," he says. Linton also doesn't take kindly to Wells's proposal to swap out his commission for one guy in a room. "I didn't know we had so much citizen participation that we are going to replace eight citizens on this commission and replace them with some faceless bureacrat in the basement of some building," he says. But in Linton's estimation, he's not even sure that many people will notice that the Post's editorial page is making a case for Uber. "How many people read the Post these days?" he asks.