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.
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.”
The car service, formerly known as InstaCab, is the first to comply with a list of regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
A San Francisco taxi meets tech service, Uber, has been approved in New York, but faces some legal troubles closer to home.