Local Cabbies Worry Taxis Will Become San Francisco’s Next Endangered Species

By Coburn Palmer : sfweekly.com/thesnitch – excerpt

It was an unusual sight outside City Hall today — empty cabs and lots of them!
If you’ve visited San Francisco for even a few hours on a Saturday night, then you already know how irksome it is to try and track down a taxi. Well, driving a taxi is no walk in the park either. Cabbies gathered today outside City Hall to honk away their own frustrations about the most controversial issue plaguing that community: taxi medallions.
The drivers’ complaints specifically target the SFMTA’s policy of selling permits, also known as medallions, for $300,000, on top of charging drivers to process credit cards from fares. In addition, the SFMTA is ignoring the recommendations of the Taxi Advisory Council, drivers claim… (more)


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