Former SFPD Officer Found Guilty Of Taking $25,000 In Bribes From Taxi DriversA San Francisco jury on Monday found a former San Francisco police officer guilty of accepting roughly $25,000 in bribes over a two-year period ranging 2007 to 2009 from taxi drivers in exchange for a passing grade on a written exam required for a permit.
French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber ProtestFrench taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap San Francisco-based Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.
San Francisco Looks To Address Shortage Of Taxi DriversThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is waiving the new taxi driver permit application fee until the end of March, in hopes of attracting new drivers.
San Francisco Cabbies Accuse Rideshare Firm Drivers Of Insurance FraudSan Francisco taxi drivers are trying a new tactic in their war against shared car ride services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. They’ve taken to alerting insurance companies that the rival drivers may be committing insurance fraud.
Regulators Drop Cease-And-Desist Orders Against 2 SF Ride-Share FirmsThe 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.
SF Travel Group Treats Cabbies Ahead Of High-Profile ConventionSan Francisco tourism officials are hoping a kind gesture to cab drivers will translate into even more kind gestures for high-profile visitors coming to the city.