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.
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.
The plan was in effect last weekend for the U.S. open and again this weekend for Pride.
It took many East Bay golf fans hours to get to the Olympic Club for the start of the U.S. Open Thursday because of the early morning fire that forced Bay Area Rapid Transit to shut down the Transbay Tube.
The 5 percent processing fee has been lowered to 3.5 percent with taxi companies making up the difference.
Police are looking for a suspect who broadsided a taxi with his car in San Francisco’s Mission District and then fled early Friday morning, a police spokesman said.
On Friday nights in San Francisco, plenty of people are looking for a taxi. As more than 1,500 legitimate, licensed cabs hit the streets, there are also some impostors.
San Francisco police have made an arrest in connection with a recent series of robberies of taxi drivers, a police spokesman said Monday.
A new resolution introduced at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday urges more limits on private vehicles on Market Street. Board president and mayoral candidate David Chiu told the board that he ultimately wants Market Street to be a car-free zone.
Another taxi driver was robbed in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood early Monday morning—the fourth robbery of a cabbie at the same intersection since mid-August.