abc7news – excerpt (includes video)
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — San Francisco-based companies Uber and Lyft have changed the face of transit here in the Bay Area and around the world.
This has happened at the expense of the taxi industry, but many people still believe that taxi cabs have advantages that ridershare cars can’t offer.
Namely, the drivers are more familiar with the cities they service which can result in a faster ride and they don’t have surge pricing, so the ride can be cheaper depending on when you take it.
ABC7 decided to put this idea to the test with another commuter challenge to see which is faster and cheaper — rideshare versus taxi…(more)