Incensed taxi drivers propose airport strike

By Elizabeth Creely : missionlocal – excerpt

According to Tariq Mehmood, a driver with National Cab Company, a taxi strike is planned for San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 1, one day after so-called “legacy” medallion holders will be barred from picking up fares there.

This comes after a Thursday action at City Hall, during which taxi drivers circled the block and marched to Mayor London Breed’s office in protest of a decision to prohibit drivers with medallions purchased prior to 1978 from working the airport…

Many carried placards calling for Ed Reiskin, director of transportation of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to be fired.

At issue is the SFMTA’s decision to limit the number of taxis allowed at the airport, a tactic critics say is nothing more than an attempt by the agency to undermine a lawsuit brought against the city by the San Francisco Federal Credit Union last year… (more)

 

 

1 thought on “Incensed taxi drivers propose airport strike

  1. I feel bad for taxi cab drivers. They were fooled and scammed out of $350k by the sfmta to purchase a taxi medalian. And now being banned from the airport. They have no idea their protests are falling on deaf ears no matter who makes a speech on the steps of city hall. As I’ve said parking garage at the airport is to be demolished. Sfmta should have been broken into pieces. That’s why the supervisors pulled that legislation. It’s was a public game.

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