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Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Taxi Drivers Migrate To Rideshare Services

As many as one-third of San Francisco’s cab drivers have ditched their hack licenses and are driving for Uber, Lyft or Sidecar instead, according to the city’s taxi association.

01/16/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

California Adopts Ridesharing Service Regulations

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.

09/19/2013

Lyft Rideshare Service

SFO Officials Make Citizen Arrests Of Internet Rideshare Drivers

San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare companies that pick up and drop off passengers.

07/29/2013

Commuter traffic moves across the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 1, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Interest In Rideshare Companies Surges During BART Strike

Rideshare companies are marketing their services with gusto after this week’s BART strike and new signups are in the thousands.

07/03/2013

A taxi cab crosses Market St. in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco MTA Board Approves Taxi Smartphone App

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.

03/20/2013

An Apple ipad tablet displays app icons on its home screen. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

More Using Ride-Hailing Apps To Get Around San Francisco

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.

02/03/2013

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Regulators Drop Cease-And-Desist Orders Against 2 SF Ride-Share Firms

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.

01/31/2013

A taxi cab crosses Market St. in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Taxi Drivers File Suit Against Car Sharing Company Uber

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.

11/15/2012

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Tech Report: State PUC Attempts Crackdown On Ride Share Startups

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.

10/09/2012

The homepage for the Sidecar ride sharing app (Sidecar)

Mobile App Links Drivers With SF People In Need Of A Lift

SideCar plays matchmaker between people who need a lift and community drivers willing to give them a ride. Passengers reward the driver with a voluntary and cashless payment after they reach their destination.

06/26/2012

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