3 escaped inmates kidnapped taxi driver, whose fate prompted fight between 2
Posted on February 2nd 2016 by admin

(KTLA) Three Orange County inmates who escaped from jail in Santa Ana kidnapped a taxi driver at gunpoint, forcing him to stay with them for a week and eventually travel with them to San Jose, authorities said Monday. Two of the inmates — 43-year-old Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri, 37 — got into a physical fight Read More

Uber competitor Sidecar calls it quits
Posted on December 30th 2015 by admin

After years of trying to catch up to competitors Uber and Lyft, lesser-known ride-hailing startup Sidecar is ceasing operations. The company will stop offering all rides and deliveries on December 31, 2015 at 2 pm PT. Sidecar founder and CEO Sunil Paul announced the decision in a Medium post on Tuesday. Sidecar was an early competitor in Read More

Seattle is first city in nation to give Uber, other contract drivers ability to unionize
Posted on December 15th 2015 by admin

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to give taxi, for-hire and Uber drivers the ability to unionize. Mayor Ed Murray won’t sign the ordinance, but his signature is not needed for the bill to become law, he said. The National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to collective bargaining. But drivers for taxi, Read More

New York taxi owners are suing the city for letting Uber destroy their business
Posted on November 19th 2015 by admin

New York City taxi owners and credit unions are suing the city and its Taxi and Limousine Commission for letting Uber expand despite the harm it has caused their business. The lawsuit, filed today in Manhattan federal court, accuses city regulators of easing the pathway for ride-hailing services to operate with fewer burdens, according to Read More

Paris attacks: Taxi drivers, householders offer shelter to stranded strangers with #PorteOuverte
Posted on November 15th 2015 by admin

Social media users are now using #PorteOuverte to connect those needing shelter with those who are willing to give it, and by taxi drivers offering people free rides out of the city. Parisians are opening their homes to those unable to find shelter during the terror attacks unfolding in the French capital. French-Algerian journalist Nabila Read More

Why We Don’t Wear Seat Belts in Cabs (Even Though We Know Better)
Posted on November 7th 2015 by admin

Please Buckle up when you ride TAXI IN AUSTIN : Buckling up is the easiest way to stay safe in a car. So why is it so easy to “forget” to do it in a cab? (Photo: Alamy) Some risks are so obvious, just thinking about them sounds alarm bells: Driving in a blizzard or smoking cigarettes Read More