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There’s no telling what a passenger will say during a long ride to the Peninsula. (Courtesy photo)

A hell ride into the Peninsula

The cashier at the ARCO on 14th and Mission is a funny…

There’s no telling what a passenger will say during a long ride to the Peninsula. (Courtesy photo)
Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Traffic tickets, price surges hit Uber, Lyft drivers at Outside Lands

The three-day music festival Outside Lands was a bonanza for music lovers,…

Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)

The invigorating power of gridlock

Last Wednesday night, I participated in a panel discussion for the annual…

“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)
Chariot’s new service, “Chariot Direct,” allows commuters in the downtown area to travel to

Chariot expands service into far-flung neighborhoods

A new service to shuttle disconnected commuters from BART and Caltrain to…

Chariot’s new service, “Chariot Direct,” allows commuters in the downtown area to travel to
(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)

SF critiques renting vehicles for ride-hailing

San Francisco has filed a scathing legal critique with California regulators about…

(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)
In this July 19, 2016 photo, Carlos Correa drives in Chicago. Correa is currently in Lyft's Express Drive rental program, a partnership with GM which allows a weekly rental, available for up to eight weeks. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)

Desperately seeking drivers, Uber and Lyft offer car options

No car? No problem for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft.…

In this July 19, 2016 photo, Carlos Correa drives in Chicago. Correa is currently in Lyft's Express Drive rental program, a partnership with GM which allows a weekly rental, available for up to eight weeks. (AP Photo/Tae-Gyun Kim)
You never know what’s going to happen at night in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

No one turns down a story from Late Night Larry

"San Francisco is always changing. So are we.” While I’m idling in…

You never know what’s going to happen at night in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
The SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)

SF leader on ‘Smart City’ challenge leaves SFMTA for Google X

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s Office of Innovation, which looks to…

The SFMTA’s Office of Innovation is seeking a new leader after learning Tim Papandreou, pictured, will be leaving the agency for Google X. (Courtesy photo)
A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s gig economy comes into focus

More and more residents in San Francisco are earning supplemental income from…

A man waits to cross Montgomery Street in the Financial District in San Francisco, Calif. on July 1, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Even if it’s during a weekend of love and positivity, it can be hard to take pride in your job when you feel underappreciated. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Searching for pride at the end of the rainbow

“From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness…

Even if it’s during a weekend of love and positivity, it can be hard to take pride in your job when you feel underappreciated. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

What we talk about when we talk about Uber and Lyft

It’s 2:35 a.m. and I’m looking for a cabstand showing signs of…

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's  San Francisco headquarters on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

New legal filings indicate General Motors may start leasing cars for Lyft drivers in California

General Motors may soon introduce its service to lease cars for Lyft…

A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's  San Francisco headquarters on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
(Ted S. Warren/AP file photo)

Survey shows more than half of SF residents don’t use Uber, Lyft

Ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft may seem more prevalent than ever…

(Ted S. Warren/AP file photo)
A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Union demands SF make Uber, Lyft, pay for drivers’ business licenses

Uber and Lyft drivers facing more than $600 in late fees and…

A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
After ride-hail driver Dan Carrigan registered with The City for a business license, he was charged late fees. (Courtesy Dan Carrigan)

City’s Uber, Lyft drivers paying more than $600 in late fees for $91 business license

Many Uber and Lyft drivers unexpectedly owe San Francisco more than $700…

After ride-hail driver Dan Carrigan registered with The City for a business license, he was charged late fees. (Courtesy Dan Carrigan)
Don’t be the passenger who trusts GPS over a seasoned San Francisco cab driver. (Courtesy photo)

The passenger is always right

The shortest distance between the DJ club and your apartment is a…

Don’t be the passenger who trusts GPS over a seasoned San Francisco cab driver. (Courtesy photo)
Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudi investment fund

Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi…

Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
San Francisco is competing for a $50 million federal grant that would help The City's effort to reduce congestion on roads. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF pitches $149 million plan to replace cars with self-driving vehicles

San Francisco’s future is autonomous and shared vehicles – and that future…

San Francisco is competing for a $50 million federal grant that would help The City's effort to reduce congestion on roads. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Unlike Uber and Lyft, driving a taxi requires quick thinking, a sharp wit and cat-like reflexes. (Courtesy photo)

Take this app and shove it

Back in my Uber days, passengers regularly asked me if I liked…

Unlike Uber and Lyft, driving a taxi requires quick thinking, a sharp wit and cat-like reflexes. (Courtesy photo)
Jeff Chiu/2013 AP File Photo

Lyft, drivers announce proposed $27M lawsuit settlement

Lyft Inc. and lawyers for drivers of the ride-booking service Wednesday proposed…

Jeff Chiu/2013 AP File Photo