French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber ProtestFrench 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.
19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber, Claiming False Advertising Hurting Their BusinessesNineteen 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.”
Summon Becomes First Rideshare Service Licensed In CaliforniaThe car service, formerly known as InstaCab, is the first to comply with a list of regulations from the California Public Utilities Commission.
San Francisco Looks To Address Shortage Of Taxi DriversThe 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.
San Francisco Taxi Drivers Also Want End To BART StrikeCommuters 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.
San Francisco MTA Board Approves Taxi Smartphone AppThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted Tuesday to build a mobile phone application to connect passengers to taxis throughout the city.
More Using Ride-Hailing Apps To Get Around San FranciscoFed 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.
Regulators Drop Cease-And-Desist Orders Against 2 SF Ride-Share FirmsThe 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.
Report Finds Sleeping Drivers, Bed Bugs Among SF Taxi Complaints
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.
San Francisco To Issue Up To 200 New Temporary Taxi PermitsThe 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.
About The Bay: Busting SF Cab Drivers With Illegal MedallionsIn 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.
Mobile App Links Drivers With SF People In Need Of A Lift 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.
SF Transit Officials Ramping Up Taxi Availability For Big EventsThe plan was in effect last weekend for the U.S. open and again this weekend for Pride.
BART Shutdown Strands U.S. Open Ticket HoldersIt 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.