Tag Archives: medallions

More Bay to Breakers

This is a continuation of a previous post. Toward the end of my shift, around 3pm, I picked up an elderly Chinese couple hailing on the street downtown. They were heading all the way out to the deep Richmond on … Continue reading

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KQED Perspective: Peak Medallions

I condensed my usual rant about peak medallions down to a 2 minute piece for a KQED‘s Perspective. It’s a quick op-ed that airs during the morning drive time. It will air again on Saturday morning. It sounds a bit … Continue reading

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Distribution of cabs in San Francisco by company

I always wondered what the exact makeup of cabs were on our City streets. To answer that question, I threw this pie chart together from data available on the Taxi Commission’s website that lists current medallion holders and company affiliation. … Continue reading

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More cabs on City streets in 2008, but we still need peak medallions.

The Examiner reports the City will finally see more cabs on the streets in 2008. As both a cab driver and a City resident, this is bittersweet. As a resident, this seems like City progress. Finally, I’ll have a better … Continue reading

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“Peak Medallions” are the answer to evening cab rush.

You have a 7pm reservation with friends across town in the Mission. It’s 6:30 and you know MUNI won’t get you there in less than an hour, so you have to cab it. You walk to the nearest busy street … Continue reading

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