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The massive pot holes in San Francisco city streets can ruin your night. Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner

Navigating a Friday night blowout

The streets of San Francisco are ribbed for your car’s pleasure. And…

 

Sometimes you need to dole out some street justice — even in line at the cabstand. (Courtesy photo)

What makes a cab driver a jerk?

Colin has a long list of rules for the proper driving of…

 

Shop worker Sal Albowyha, above, applies decals to Flywheel’s first rebranded cab in February 2015, when DeSoto Cab Co. converted its business model to a charter transportation service. Yellow Cab Co-Op, at right, has maintained its traditional approach to operating taxis in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Tale of two taxis: Flywheel, Yellow Cab diverge in strategies

In the wake of a startling chapter 11 bankruptcy announcement by San…

 

Uber drivers protested in front of its San Francisco headquarters, claiming they have not been treated fairly by the ride-hailing company. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Time to accept gig economy for what it is

I’m under doctor’s orders not to discuss Uber or Lyft on the…

Uber drivers protested in front of its San Francisco headquarters, claiming they have not been treated fairly by the ride-hailing company. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)
With more than 70,000 people attending the festival each day, Outside Lands tends to be a lucrative weekend for cab drivers when they can get to their passengers. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cabs clash with traffic officers over festival regulation

Taxi drivers’ complaints about The City’s handling of the Outside Lands music…

With more than 70,000 people attending the festival each day, Outside Lands tends to be a lucrative weekend for cab drivers when they can get to their passengers. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
On my first night back in a cab, I didn’t even make my gate. I ended up $31 in the hole. I spent most of my shift driving aimlessly through The City, trying to make sense of it all.  Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Driving amid heartache and hardships

I don’t know if it’s possible to drive a cab in San…

On my first night back in a cab, I didn’t even make my gate. I ended up $31 in the hole. I spent most of my shift driving aimlessly through The City, trying to make sense of it all.  Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Driving empty and looking for a distraction

Driving empty is never a good thing. But when you’re down in…

(AP Photo/Mel Evans)
You don’t turn down rides. Otherwise, according to cab karma, you’ll end up driving empty for the next two hours.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

When nature calls business picks up

The City is moving. Or so it seems. For once, it feels…

You don’t turn down rides. Otherwise, according to cab karma, you’ll end up driving empty for the next two hours.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber conformity will steal The City’s soul

On Monday, a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors went on…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
When everyone is standing on sidewalks with their heads buried in their smartphones. the taxi meter hardly moves all night. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER

The most boring conversation in a cab

I go where the night takes me. From one ride to the next,…

When everyone is standing on sidewalks with their heads buried in their smartphones. the taxi meter hardly moves all night. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER
Proposal: The SFMTA is considering increasing the cost of taxi medallions.

SFMTA drives boost to cab-permit cost

The permits needed to operate taxis will cost more to purchase and…

Proposal: The SFMTA is considering increasing the cost of taxi medallions.

Industry report recommends minimum payment for credit cards in taxis

There should be a minimum payment for credit card transactions in San…

Another delay in rate hikes angers San Francisco cabbies

As if San Francisco cabbies weren’t angry enough, the fare increases they…

Taxi-driver strike planned in San Francisco

Hailing a cab in San Francisco is never easy, but it might…

Up to 125 permits for new cabs in San Francisco could be issued June 21

More taxis could soon be coming to San Francisco streets.On June 21,…

More power may be on way to crack down on illegal cabs in SF

A crackdown on illegal cabs in San Francisco is signaling the start…

Scaled-down plan for taxi medallions launches

The sale of taxi medallions — the oft-debated, much-hyped plan that was…

Callers crabby about cabbies contacting 311

A bystander at a Muni bus station watched a taxi driver pull…