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French Taxi drivers burn tires as they protest in the southern city of Marseille on June 25, 2015 as they demonstrate against UberPOP, a popular taxi app that is facing fierce opposition from traditional cabs. Taxi drivers in France are furious over an Uber service called UberPOP, which puts customers in touch with private drivers at prices lower than those of traditional taxis. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber Protest

French 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.

06/25/2015

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their Businesses

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims it has “the safest rides on the road.”

03/18/2015

Summon is the first Transportation Network Company to receive a permit from the CPUC, March 5, 2014. (Summon)

Summon Becomes First Rideshare Service Licensed In California

The car service, formerly known as InstaCab, is the first to comply with a list of regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission.

03/05/2014

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San Francisco Looks To Address Shortage Of Taxi Drivers

The 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.

01/22/2014

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San Francisco Taxi Drivers Also Want End To BART Strike

Commuters are not the only ones frustrated by the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike as San Francisco taxi drivers are also hoping for a quick resolution.

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

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Finds Sleeping Drivers, Bed Bugs Among SF Taxi Complaints

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco recorded more than 1,700 complaints about poor taxi service from July 2011 to July 2012, including everything from drivers who smoke, speed, fall asleep, refuse fares and even taxis […]

01/02/2013

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SF Tech & Transportation Company Uber Approved In New York

A San Francisco taxi meets tech service, Uber, has been approved in New York, but faces some legal troubles closer to home.

12/19/2012

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