The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Board of Directors on Tuesday voted both to increase city taxi fares and the total number of taxicabs on city streets.
San 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.
Taxi cab drivers went to San Francisco City Hall Tuesday to complain about new fees they’re being charged for credit card transactions.
While the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is trying to get more cabs on the streets during peak hours, the supervisors are trying to rid the street of renegade cabs that are operating without a license.
A woman was arrested after allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Concord and then trying to flee in a waiting taxicab Friday morning, a police sergeant said.
Even as San Francisco lawmakers work to crack down on people posing as taxi drivers, the “real” cabbies are up in arms claiming they’re being taken for a ride.
“Bad cabs” could find themselves out of pocket, if legislation before a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ committee is advanced and, ultimately, adopted by the full board.
An incentive program for cab drivers that rewards them for doing short runs at San Francisco International Airport has come under scrutiny.
A former San Francisco police officer was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday on bribery charges for allegedly accepting money from taxi drivers in exchange for a passing grade on a written examination required for a permit, according to the district attorney’s office.
Plans are in the works to hold a hearing on whether more cabs should be put on San Francisco streets during peak periods, especially during weekend nights.