With ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft reinventing the transportation landscape, many taxi drivers are finding themselves without long-term stability. Grueling hours, declining business and devaluing taxi medallions have put these workers -- many of whom are immigrants with family ties to the industry -- in dire straits. We discuss the plight of Bay Area cab drivers.
Grim Reality for Bay Area Taxi Drivers
A taxi cab in San Francisco. (Photo: Deborah Svoboda/KQED)
Sam Harnett, Silicon Valley reporter, KQED
Veena Dubal, associate professor, UC Hastings College of the Law
Mark Gruberg, San Francisco cab driver, Green Cab; board member, San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance