SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco is looking to improve taxi cab service and shorten wait times by issuing 50 new part-time cab permits on a trial basis.
Even with 7,000 cab drivers and 1,500 cabs, Christine Hyashi with the Municipal Transportation Agency said that customers aren’t satisfied.
“There is a high demand for taxis, and not enough supply,” she said.
KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:
“When I go out to get a taxi at nighttime I just give up,” said Dean Clark, who used to drive a cab himself. “Now, I just get in my SUV and go.”
Speaking at a recent meeting, Supervisor Scott Weiner said that there to future plans to survey riders and centralize dispatching.
“Cab service is not adequate to meet the demand, and in fact I believe there is a hidden demand from people who, if they believed they could get a cab when they needed it, would probably get rid of their car tomorrow,” said Weiner.
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