As many as one-third of San Francisco’s cab drivers have ditched their hack licenses and are driving for Uber, Lyft or Sidecar instead, according to the city’s taxi association.
San Francisco cab drivers are lobbying state lawmakers to require rival ride-share services to have the same insurance rules that they do.
Uber confirmed Thursday that the driver of a vehicle which struck 3 pedestrians in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood New Year’s Eve was a “partner” driver for the Internet ride-sharing service.
Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved by California regulators.
San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare companies that pick up and drop off passengers.
Rideshare companies are marketing their services with gusto after this week’s BART strike and new signups are in the thousands.
With BART service shut down, ridesharing services were working to keep up with increased demand Monday.
Demand for H-1B visas for highly-skilled workers is so high this year that the government announced Friday it will be issuing the visas by lottery.
San Francisco International Airport has sent cease and desist letters to ride-sharing companies including Lyft and Uber with the concern over unregulated community drivers conducting business.
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.