Figuring out if a cab is available has always been a bit of a guessing game for taxi patrons.
The cab’s rooftop light is supposed to be on if there is no fare inside, but nearly every passenger in The City has a story about being ignored by a lit-up taxi.
To address that issue, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates cabs, is pondering a plan to introduce new rooftop lights to its taxis. Read More
Credit card fees for taxi drivers, an issue that has led to protests and threats of strikes, might be lessened or eliminated.
On Monday, the Taxi Advisory Council recommended ending a pilot program allowing cab companies to charge drivers a 5 percent credit card transaction fee. In place since October, the program grants companies a waiver from San Francisco’s transportation code protecting drivers from such fees. Read More
A proposal to charge credit and debit-paying cab riders an extra 75 cents per ride has been shelved temporarily for further review.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees taxi operations, proposed the 75-cent increase as a way to help cab companies pay for the increasingly high transaction fees for credit and debit cards. Read More