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Cab drivers, like many other professionals, are often held to the standards of those who came before them. (Courtesy photo)

I drive a cab so you don’t have to

There are days when I don’t even want to think about driving…

Cab drivers, like many other professionals, are often held to the standards of those who came before them. (Courtesy photo)
The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Supervisors make big environmental moves

Thank you, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The City has passed and…

The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
(Ted S. Warren/AP)

Teamsters recruiting Uber drivers after settlement of employee lawsuit

A new effort to shore up worker power for Uber drivers has…

(Ted S. Warren/AP)
Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

EDITORIAL: Settlement gives Uber an open road

For Uber, $100 million was a pretty good deal for an open…

Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)
From left, Shane Holland, pictured with Brady Lawrence, was killed in a vehicle crash after his Lyft driver collided with a tree. Lawrence and Holland’s mother, Donna Dinapoli, urged the CPUC on Thursday to enhance the regulations on ride-hail companies. (All courtesy photos)

Mother of man killed in Lyft crash implores regulators to tighten laws

The mother and the partner of a 24-year-old man killed in a…

From left, Shane Holland, pictured with Brady Lawrence, was killed in a vehicle crash after his Lyft driver collided with a tree. Lawrence and Holland’s mother, Donna Dinapoli, urged the CPUC on Thursday to enhance the regulations on ride-hail companies. (All courtesy photos)
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…

Sometimes you need to dole out some street justice — even in line at the cabstand. (Courtesy photo)
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Lyft faces lawsuit over 2014 fatal crash

Lyft Inc. is facing a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit filed…

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Lyft is launching its carpool service in partnership with MTC today, March 29, 2016. (Courtesy Lyft)

‘Lyft carpool’ launches in San Francisco today

The ride-hail service Lyft is venturing down a new road: carpooling. Lyft…

Lyft is launching its carpool service in partnership with MTC today, March 29, 2016. (Courtesy Lyft)

CPUC says lease length for rideshare vehicles must exceed four months

Lyft’s new partnership with General Motors to lease vehicles for drivers who…

(AP Photo/John McConnico)

A fool’s money is not long in his pockets

It’s only 10 p.m., but when the guy wearing a green suit…

(AP Photo/John McConnico)
If you can’t get a fare home safe, you’re not much of a cab driver. (Courtesy photo)

What’s in a passenger?

Not much is happening. Just a boring Thursday night. I pull up…

If you can’t get a fare home safe, you’re not much of a cab driver. (Courtesy photo)
A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

CPUC delays vote on ride-hail regulations until next month

State regulators announced late Wednesday they will delay a controversial vote on…

A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
But part of being a cab driver is the ability to overcome obstacles, remain calm and get the job done — no matter what the night throws at you. (Courtesy photo)

Being resourceful just one part of a cab driver’s job

It’s all downhill to the National yard, I think, with relief, as…

But part of being a cab driver is the ability to overcome obstacles, remain calm and get the job done — no matter what the night throws at you. (Courtesy photo)
As the sun rises after a long night shift, San Francisco smiles upon its working stiffs. (Courtesy photo)

On the recitation of the waybill

The National barbecue is a cross between a hobo cookout and a…

As the sun rises after a long night shift, San Francisco smiles upon its working stiffs. (Courtesy photo)
Despite their expected resistance, even taxi drivers use ride-hail apps from time to time. (Courtesy photo)

One app to rule them all

Every other Thursday, before I start my shift at National, I head…

Despite their expected resistance, even taxi drivers use ride-hail apps from time to time. (Courtesy photo)
Driving for a living in San Francisco is risky business, and it’s no easy task navigating the streets without cutting a few corners. (Courtesy photo)

A hard lesson learned in the fast lane

Well, they finally got me. After a solid year of driving a…

Driving for a living in San Francisco is risky business, and it’s no easy task navigating the streets without cutting a few corners. (Courtesy photo)
The massive influx of visitors in San Francisco has wreaked havoc on the streets in the form of increased traffic, road closures and unexpected protests. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Battles on the streets before the Big Game

Last weekend, the No. 1 topic of conversation in my cab was…

The massive influx of visitors in San Francisco has wreaked havoc on the streets in the form of increased traffic, road closures and unexpected protests. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Whether you're using a smartphone app or a traditional meter, it's totally unacceptable to swoop another person's taxi. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Following the night, for better or worse

All good rides are alike, but each shitty ride is shitty in…

Whether you're using a smartphone app or a traditional meter, it's totally unacceptable to swoop another person's taxi. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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Sweeping new regulations proposed for Uber, Lyft may level playing field for taxis

Uber and Lyft may soon face tighter-than-ever inspections on how it calculates…

AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERG