San Francisco International Airport has sent cease and desist letters to ride-sharing companies including Lyft and Uber with the concern over unregulated community drivers conducting business.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted Tuesday to build a mobile phone application to connect passengers to taxis throughout the city.
Fed up with traditional taxis, more city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides across town using mobile apps that allow connect riders and drivers.
The California Public Utilities Commission announced that it has agreed to suspend a cease-and-desist order against two San Francisco-based companies that use smartphone technology to connect drivers to passengers.
San Francisco cabbies have accused a startup that allows customers to hail limos and cabs with a smartphone app of violating both city and state taxi regulations.
California regulators have issued cease-and-desist orders to car-sharing startups in the Bay Area, saying the companies are essentially limousine or taxi services that need permits while entrepreneurs call it an effort to stifle innovation.