Grim Reality for Bay Area Taxi Drivers

28 min
at 10:30 AM
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.

Guests:

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

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