Airport Taxi Drivers Protest Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — Taxi drivers refused to pick up passengers at San Francisco International Airport’s domestic arrival terminal in a protest against Uber and Lyft. For two hours Monday night, about 300 taxi cabs circled the terminal loop and made it difficult for anyone to get in. The cab drivers are demonstrating against Lyft … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Uber Contacts City of Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene says Uber has now contacted them about the licensing issue, and it’s begun providing requested information. As we were first to report, the city said Uber was not responding to emails or phone calls. In the meantime, the city of Eugene says it wants to do what it … Continue reading »

Uber Drivers Need Certification

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene says Uber, a new online ride-sharing program, is operating illegally in the city. City officials say Uber must become licensed and all the drivers need to be certified. Uber isn’t a traditional taxi service. It’s a smartphone app that allows people to hail a ride from drivers who … Continue reading »

Cab Companies Prepare for NYE Rush

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve with a glass of bubbly? Taxi companies are adding extra cars on the road to ensure people get a safe ride home, but that doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed a ride. Cab companies say New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the … Continue reading »

Bill Allows Cell Phones for Cab Drivers

EUGENE, Ore. –You might say cab drivers already have their hands full, both literally and figuratively. And now Oregon Bill 294, passed by the state Senate on Monday, could make cabbies even busier. This bill is creating quite a stir on social media. Oregon Bill 294 would allow taxi cab drivers the ability to use … Continue reading »

Taxi Business Uses Hybrid Cars

EUGENE, Ore. — Cars are one of the biggest sources of pollution, but a local taxi company is working to go green. The owner says he thought up the idea a few years ago, then started saving up money to start a hybrid taxi fleet. “There’s gotta be a better way to do this. How … Continue reading »