Author: Kelly Dessaint

When getting around is more about being trendy than saving money

You can learn a lot about the current state of transportation in the ad hoc cabstand outside Public Works at…

4 days ago

The loneliness of the late night taxi driver

In the small hours, Howard Street can be the loneliest stretch of asphalt in The City. Driving through the quiet…

2 weeks ago

Hostile Uber encounters are inevitable when you are outnumbered

Well, it happened again. Seems like no matter how hard I try to avoid choleric interactions with Uber/Lyft drivers, the…

3 weeks ago

Stuck inside a taxi with the winter blues again

February is a bust. I only worked three shifts this month. Which is the longest I’ve gone without driving a…

4 weeks ago

Playing the taxicab hustle pays off with bigger fares

Last Thursday was my first taxi shift in two weeks. After failing to come up with my share of February’s…

1 month ago

Inside the secret life of taximeters

“Just so you know,” says the guy in the back of my taxi. “This isn’t what you think…” Driving a…

1 month ago

A ride for everyone

In a Yellow cab, you really stand out. Besides the distinctive, universally recognized color scheme, there are seven giant ‘3s’…

2 months ago

Navigating new terrain in familiar places

Deep in the cut, I play the radio hard. Taking one order after another. Mostly short rides, along with some…

2 months ago