Feckless San Francisco taxi industry’s price gouging days may be finally over

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.

Source: Taxi industry considers charging $30 flat rate to SFO – by j_rodriguez – October 2, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner


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