Kelly Dessaint

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Courtesy photo)

When did we start trusting corporations to draft laws?

Prop. 22 ads do not accurately portray the lives of full-time ride-hail drivers

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Courtesy photo)

A birthday present from the SFMTA

Drug test needed to renew a cab permit is humiliating, demeaning

I Drive SF: San Francisco will always get the taxi service it deserves

As rideshare companies face increased regulation, voters will weigh in on what they want

On the prospect of driving an SF taxi again

With the bread and butter of the business gone, should I attempt to get behind the wheel?

I Drive SF: Fear and loathing on Lombard Street

With heat, traffic and lightning, the Bay Area can still sometimes surprise

I Drive SF: Home is where the weather suits your clothes

Good to be back after sweltering SoCal stay

I Drive SF: San Francisco dreaming on such a gloomy LA day

When you go from the Bay Area to Southern California, you feel the differences in your skin

I Drive SF: Until the robots take over

Pandemic leads to more automation, loss of human interaction

Down and out in the Bay Area

I’m about to become homeless.

I Drive SF: The consequences of a fake bill

Even though I have a counterfeit testing pen in my bag, it just isn’t worth starting trouble

I Drive SF: Once a taxi driver, always a taxi driver

It’s hard to believe I haven’t driven a cab in three months

I Drive SF: The virus and the damage done

Just when you think it’s safe to go outside again, you wake up with a tickle in the back of your throat, or a stuffy nose

I Drive SF: Life goes on despite the pandemic

I’m officially a deadbeat. Now that I haven’t paid rent in two months.

I Drive SF: How I became a self loathing pandemic hoarder

Standing in line outside Trader Joe’s with 50 other people, I begin to question my resolve.

I Drive SF: The luxury of being bored

It goes without saying that the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions: fear, isolation and the uncertainty of when/if things will ever be normal again

Can taxis survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s the end of the taxi industry as we’ve known it and, honestly, I don’t know what to feel anymore.

I can tell right away things aren’t what they seem…

I Drive SF: Two strangers in the backseat

I Drive SF: Bizarre love triangle

“Getting a cab is just so…” her voice trails off.

I Drive SF: Death by Airport

As much as I try to resist the urge, playing the airport is addictive.

I Drive SF: Advice to a young newcomer to San Francisco

She gives me an address on Turk Street. I ask her to repeat. There are no hotels or apartment buildings