Taxi passengers received a little relief this past weekend, when city officials approved the issuance of 100 temporary cab permits to accommodate the crowds for the U.S. Open. Similar practices may be in store for future events.
Several of San Francisco’s biggest cab companies have extra cars available at their lots, but due to The City’s quota restrictions, those vehicles remain unused, even while customers struggle to get rides. Read More
Taxi passengers in San Francisco could soon have an easier time hailing a cab — but it will come at a cost.Today, the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will consider a proposal to add 87 more cabs to The City’s current 1,500-vehicle fleet during busy travel times. But the increase could coincide with a trio of meter rate hikes that would raise the cost of a 3-mile trip by more than $2. Read More