Uber offers “convenient way to get a classy ride,” but is it legal? (Bill O'Leary - WASHINGTON POST)

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To get you started, here are a few of today’s best local reads:

Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber, the area’s new upscale car service, responds to assertions that his company is operating illegally. (Washingtonian)

Building the purple line through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties would require the state of Maryland to buy and condemn all or part of 342 properties. (Washington Post)

What happens to crime rates when old public housing projects are demolished? The re-development of the District’s Capitol Gateway project offers key data in a study that attempts to answer this question. (The Atlantic)

Starting tomorrow, food trucks in the District could receive a $1,000 fine if there is a lapse of more than 15 minutes in between customers. (Food Truck Fiesta)