The feckless San Francisco taxi industry is pondering charging a $30 flat rate to the San Francisco International Airport in a bid to compete with ride-hail services Lyft and Uber.
Taxi drivers, industry leaders and regulators met in a town hall meeting at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in late September to discuss the move.
From some parts of town, a ride to the airport can reach an outrageous $60 and is often considered one of the last lucrative mainstay trips for taxis. In the view of cab drivers, “lucrative” means price gouging.
By January 2017, ride-hail trips to and from the airport boomed to 115,469 for Lyft and 431,501 for Uber.
People are sick of filthy cabs and high prices.