Flywheel Taxi

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…


The SFMTA has granted Flywheel permission to use an app, smartphone and credit card reader in 50 cabs in San Francisco. (Courtesy Flywheel)

Taxis launch Uber-like dashboard app ‘TaxiOS’

Soon taxi drivers will throw out old-style taxi meters, and usher in…


An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Flywheel Taxi sues state, says cities should regulate Uber, Lyft

Flywheel Taxi has filed suit against state regulators, claiming the taxi industry…


Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerDeSoto’s Sal Albowya

SF cab company goes mobile in hopes of better competing with ride-hail apps

Navy blue, turquoise and white have covered the vehicles of DeSoto Cab…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerDeSoto’s Sal Albowya