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SFMTA takeover of Taxi Commission on track for March

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency absorbs the Taxi Commission in March, but SFMTA Chief Nathaniel Ford says progress will be slow. Advertisements

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Cabbies face financial burden from impending Yellow Cab contract changes

I’m still new at this whole ‘reporting’ thing. This was my attempt at figuring out what was going on with Yellow’s contract change. It’s rather long, and it’s rather boring unless you’re involved with the industry, but my goal was … Continue reading

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Driving highlights

It was a tough weekend. It was slow Monday and Tuesday in the City. I am learning, albeit slowly, to let go of the natural feelings of elated success or critical failure that come from a high or low earning … Continue reading

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Website highlights financial stress of driving a taxi in the City

I point your temporary attention to a Flash website produced by UC Berkeley j-school grad students Eric Zassenhaus and Amy Jeffries. The video clips thumbnailed along the bottom are accurate and colorful paintings of a typical taxi shift. Well worth … Continue reading

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Satellite TV: How did it start?

And now for something from the archives. Here’s a paper I wrote in March 2004 for Herb Terry‘s excellent history of telecommunications course about the initial failed implementation of direct broadcast satellite — the precursor to the miniature dishes many … Continue reading

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Illegal taxis suck, but they’re a symptom of insufficient supply, not lax enforcement.

A fellow SF taxi driver and blogger, the same guy or gal that posted a great map of where to find a cab in the City, posted a few pictures of a taxi operating illegally in the City during his … Continue reading

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SFPD says 80% of taxi security cameras don’t work.

At the December 11 meeting of the San Francisco Taxi Commission SFPD Sergeant Reynolds admitted 80% of the time they were unable to pull images from taxi security cameras.

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