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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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San Francisco To Issue Up To 200 New Temporary Taxi Permits

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors on Tuesday approved temporary permits that will allow up to 200 more taxis to operate on the city’s streets.

09/05/2012

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About The Bay: Busting SF Cab Drivers With Illegal Medallions

In his travels About the Bay, Mike Sugerman looks at how the Municipal Transportation Agency is trying to crackdown on taxi cab drivers who are using coveted medallions illegally.

08/20/2012

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