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City Council Condemns Taxi Drivers to Lousy Deal
"...a two-year renewal and steered the way to give taxi franchises to Yellow Cab and Austin Cab for the..."

April 29, 2010 Postmarks

Reviving Austin's Cab Industry
ATX Co-op Taxi splits the difference between traditional taxis and ridesharing
"...By the first Saturday night of South by Southwest, traveling around town had become a..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Cab Drivers Look Toward the Future
"...become a public issue rather than Uber against the taxi drivers."..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Taxi Report Hits Rocky Terrain
With transportation, it's hard to find the middle of the road
"...When Ray Mundy, the director of the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

"Drivers Are Pissed"
Possible lawsuit on the horizon as City Council quietly passes taxicab amendment
"...Cab drivers concerned about an addition to the city's ground transportation..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Quote of the Week
"..."The reality is there are already too many taxi drivers who can't find customers and too many customers..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Column

City Council Is to Blame for Failed Taxi Pay System
"...Dear Editor, While Wells Dunbar did an excellent job of explaining the system that cab drivers are forced to..."

June 21, 2010 Postmarks

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...the race for the Worst Pre-Millennial Job Title in Austin, Kirk Watson and John Segrest seem headed for a..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Council Considers Taxi Franchises
CM Kitchen gives cab co-op idea a boost
"...Two hours of testimony concerning taxicabs and their respective franchises concluded last..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Taxi Lotto No Go?
Urban Transportation Commission searching for new system for approving taxi franchises
"..."Look at Miss America," says Mariam Nwoko, president of the United Cab Drivers Association. It's Tuesday evening, and..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Council: Members Spar on Affordable Housing, Meaning of Compassion
"...Council approved the first part of an ordinance that requires ground transportation chauffeurs (i.e., taxi..."

April 15, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition
Yellow Cab contests proposed co-op by exposing "silent majority"
"...Tensions between the taxicab franchises and its drivers’ local union are on the..."

May 13, 2015 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Fairness and Fares
Cabbie's death raises questions about Austin's taxi system
"...After the unexpected death of one of their own, the Taxi Drivers Association of..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

Heyride Has a Hitch in Its Get-Along
Cease-and-desist letter issued by City of Austin to local startup
"...Heyride is on the cover of the Austin Chronicle this week, but the legality of..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Dan Solomon

Sharecropping on Wheels
While the city juggles taxicab franchises, drivers demand 'a fair shake'
"...At first glance, few things seem simpler than a taxi ride: call or hail a cab, hop in, declare..."

June 11, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Crash Course
Cabs try to survive in the era of Uber
"...At the Vongos Event Center in Northeast Austin on July 13, Dave Passmore is speaking to 150..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Changing Lanes
Taxi industry braces for big changes
"...Joseph Beers has been driving a taxicab for nearly 20 years. During that time, he's built..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Cab Co-op Starts Its Engines
Union-backed franchise launches with 30 drivers
"...As of Wednesday, ATX Co-op Taxi is in business. If you..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Best Short-Haul Solidarity
Taxi Drivers Association of Austin
"...Representing one of the most precarious of local occupations, TDAA is a..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Best of Austin Feature

Propositions for a Taxicab Petition
"...Tensions between the taxicab franchises and their drivers' local union are on the..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Need a Lyft? Rideshare Wars, the Sequel
New player brings rideshare back to city agenda
"...last Thursday, May 29, with the unexpected arrival in Austin of "transportation networking company" Lyft. Lyft slapped an assembly..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

City to Heyride: Not So Fast
Is this mobile ridesharing app in a legal gray area or openly violating the city's taxi franchise agreement?
"...Heyride was on the cover of The Austin Chronicle last week ("Going Places," Nov. 2012),..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Dan Solomon

Council: Call Me 30 More Cabs?
City Council considers permitting more cabs over drivers' opposition
" Carrie Elkin, and the proclamations, among them recognition of the 10th anniversary of Workers Defense Project (see "Fighting..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

City Hall Hustle: Güero's Don't Need No Stinkin' Permits!
On second thought, why can't we all just get along?
"...Heard 'Round the World – or at least South Austin over a slow news weekend – the white flag..."

April 23, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Council Extends Cab Contracts
Council approves cab franchise extension
"...will extend the current agreement with the pre-existing three taxicab franchises for another five years, as well as grant..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Council: If You Come to a Fork ... Take It
Council faces choices on land use – and land use
"...sent to committee next week, there are a couple of Items on today's (April 23) 54-Item agenda that may..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Fare Fight
The pending sale of Roy's Taxi company raises a host of Austin memories
"...That's hard enough; the AC in her van, one of 155 cabs in Roy's Taxi's sea-foam green fleet, is..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Blind Leading the Sighted
Yellow Cab of Austin has become an employment option for people who are visually impaired
"...Ever wonder what it's really like at a taxicab company? If you're old enough to remember the TV..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

The Cabbie Knows
In Portland, Taxi Drivers Are Tuned Into the Food Scene
"...driver that I was in town for a convention of culinary professionals, the name of the organization didn't mean..."

May 8, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Council Watch
Council shrinks Champion development at Loop 360 and RM 2222; taxi drivers want to raise fares, Gary Bradley development agreement doesn't provide enough information.
"...Bowing to the force of pure logistics, the Austin City Council gave preliminary partial..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

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