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Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

January 27, 2014 | 8:41 am

Uber Sued Over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco

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Suit challenges company’s suggestion that it’s not liable because driver was not on an Uber call.

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Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

December 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

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Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.

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The Fine Line Between a Tip and a Bribe for Those Who Drive S.F. Taxis

December 19, 2013 | 8:00 am

The Fine Line Between a Tip and a Bribe for Those Who Drive S.F. Taxis

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Many taxi drivers feel they must tip dispatchers and others despite a city law banning the practice.

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San Francisco Taxis: What Our Listeners and Readers Say

January 23, 2013 | 12:33 pm

San Francisco Taxis: What Our Listeners and Readers Say

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Adrienne Kristine has nothing but praise for San Francisco cab drivers. “Maybe it’s because I’m disabled and have a rather large walker to carry that the dispatchers treat me with kindness,” Kristine wrote in a comment on The Bay Citizen’s website. “When I was traveling back and forth to South SF for radiation treatments Monday […]

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How to Get a Cab in San Francisco and 4 Other Tips From Taxi Drivers

January 8, 2013 | 12:46 pm

How to Get a Cab in San Francisco and 4 Other Tips From Taxi Drivers

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As The Bay Citizen reported last week, a total of 1,733 complaints against taxi drivers were registered with San Francisco’s 311 complaint line last fiscal year. That represents a 13 percent increase in gripes over the previous fiscal year and it’s nearly double the 900-complaint goal of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates taxis. […]

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Cab Complaints Climb in San Francisco

January 2, 2013 | 9:51 am

Cab Complaints Climb in San Francisco

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco taxi drivers routinely flout the law by refusing rides, declining to take credit cards, charging unauthorized fees, speeding, smoking, and talking and texting on cellphones while driving, according to a year’s worth of passenger complaints reviewed by The Bay Citizen. Taxis infested with bed bugs, drivers falling […]

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