The rise of ride-service companies has resulted in a severe decline in cab ridership.
Protected lane would likely decrease conflicts between bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Come Sunday, drivers can again save their loose change for doing laundry.
But sickout might have given workers leverage, as agency agrees to mediation rather than arbitration.
Transit agency expects system to provide 90 percent of service on Thursday morning.
Protest blocks buses as city transit board approves plan to formally allow the buses to use Muni stops.
Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.