San Francisco taxi drivers still struggle with medallion debt

Oct 27, 2021
Uber and Lyft jolted the taxi business. A credit union that loaned money to drivers lost its case against the city's transit agency.
Taxi driver Ali Alikhani at San Francisco International Airport in February 2020. He said he has used his Social Security to help him make payments on his taxi medallion.
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Uber and Lyft face old rivals: taxis

Oct 4, 2021
Ride-hailing fares have continued to increase in certain cities, giving traditional taxis more of a chance than they've had in years.
The taxi industry now has its own apps and pricing has become competitive with Lyft and Uber.
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Flying taxis are promised soon. But how will they actually work?

Jan 3, 2020
We took a ride over Los Angeles as part of a demonstration of an urban air taxi experience.
The Bell Nexus concept vehicle is one of several designs for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles that can be used as air taxis.
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NYC set to give ride-hail drivers big raises

Dec 19, 2018
The nation's first minimum wage for drivers could boost their pay by more than 40 percent.
Cars drive through afternoon traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
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New York stopping Uber and Lyft in their tracks for a year

The city council is temporarily banning new permits for the popular rideshare services due to increasing concerns about traffic, as well as the impact they have on taxi drivers.
A person uses the Uber app on his iPhone in Times Square in New York City. 
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New York's taxi economy implodes

Apr 3, 2017
With rivals like Uber on scene, yellow cab medallion prices have fallen hard.
New York City taxis wait for passengers.
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Buyers are scarce for once-coveted taxi medallion

Sep 25, 2015
Ride-sharing services like Uber are tarnishing what was a solid investment.

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The tech of New York's new taxi cabs

Jan 2, 2014
A look inside the new fleet of green Nissan taxis poised to upgrade the ride around the Big Apple.

Taxicabs without drivers could be just down the road

Dec 27, 2013
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says cabs without drivers may soon be taking people where they want to go.

Ride-sharing vs. taxis: in many cities, the competition is on

Nov 27, 2013
Now that California has recognized ride-sharing, taxi companies have to learn how to compete with it