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Uber, Lyft Fallout: Taxi Rides Plunge in San Francisco

September 17, 2014 | 12:15 pm

Uber, Lyft Fallout: Taxi Rides Plunge in San Francisco

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The rise of ride-service companies has resulted in a severe decline in cab ridership.

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Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

January 8, 2014 | 3:17 pm

Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

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After New Year’s Eve fatality involving a ‘ride share’ driver, taxi operators want city to take action.

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Catching Up With San Francisco’s ‘Night Cabbie’

December 31, 2013 | 9:51 am

Catching Up With San Francisco’s ‘Night Cabbie’

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If you read the San Francisco papers from 1996 to 2004, you probably came across the mysterious “Night Cabbie” column.

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Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

November 7, 2013 | 8:00 am

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

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Tensions run high as drivers from the networked ride services compete with taxis for riders in the city.

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CPUC Proposes Legalizing ‘Ride-sharing’ Companies in California

July 31, 2013 | 10:45 am

CPUC Proposes Legalizing ‘Ride-sharing’ Companies in California

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Update: The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved new regulations around ride-sharing services in September. The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday released long-awaited proposed regulations for smartphone-enabled “ride-share” services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar. These companies allow passengers to hire private drivers through online applications, bypassing local cabs. The advent of these services […]

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San Francisco Airport Says It’s Arresting Ride-share Drivers

July 30, 2013 | 1:50 pm

San Francisco Airport Says It’s Arresting Ride-share Drivers

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(Bay City News Service) In the past month, San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from ride-share companies, enabled by mobile apps, that pick up and drop off passengers, an airport spokesman said. Doug Yakel, an SFO spokesman, said there have been seven citizen arrests issued to “various offenders” since July […]

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New Hope That Someday You’ll Actually Be Able to Hail a San Francisco Taxicab

April 18, 2013 | 5:11 pm

New Hope That Someday You’ll Actually Be Able to Hail a San Francisco Taxicab

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The number of taxis cruising San Francisco streets will soon surge. And drivers have plenty to say on the topic. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday approved 120 new taxi medallions, or operating permits, for this year and 200 for 2014. Currently, the city has 1,700 medallions, which is already an increase of […]

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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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