The head of a San Francisco taxi company has seen the modern-day writing on the wall and says the taxi industry in its current form may cease to exist within 18 months.
Lyft says it will defy New Mexico regulators by continuing to operate in Albuquerque, a move that a state official says could result in large fines for the ridesharing service.
UberX, Lyft and Side Car are all on notice now that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are looking at ways to clamp down on the ride sharing companies.
San Francisco cab drivers are lobbying state lawmakers to require rival ride-share services to have the same insurance rules that they do.
Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved by California regulators.
With horns blaring, a long line of taxicabs circled San Francisco City Hall Tuesday afternoon, with cab drivers demanding that the city ban smartphone-enabled rideshare services.
Rideshare companies are marketing their services with gusto after this week’s BART strike and new signups are in the thousands.
With BART service shut down, ridesharing services were working to keep up with increased demand Monday.
The San Francisco Bay Ferry saw three times its normal ridership at Jack London Square in Oakland Monday morning because of the BART strike, a ferry spokesman said.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s unionized employees will meet on Tuesday to vote for a strike authorization that could lead to a walkout within a week. The result, transit officials said, would become a regional transportation emergency that will have commuters looking for alternatives of which there are few.