Grim Reality for Bay Area Taxi Drivers

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A taxi cab in San Francisco. (Photo: Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

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.


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