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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

Taxi Drivers Redux – We've Got a Winner
Lone Star Cab Company is your new taxi company
"...Who would have thought awarding the taxi franchise would've been such a nail-biter? It appeared Capital..."

April 5, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

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
"...easy on himself. "I'm pretty much biased toward the taxi industry," he said before he landed in (mostly) enemy..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

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 Wednesday, April 29,..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

"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

City Council Is to Blame for Failed Taxi Pay System
" excellent job of explaining the system that cab drivers are forced to work under in the city of..."

June 21, 2010 Postmarks

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

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Fairness and Fares
Cabbie's death raises questions about Austin's taxi system
"...the unexpected death of one of their own, the Taxi Drivers Association of Austin (TDAA) is hoping that Austin..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

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
"...on July 13, Dave Passmore is speaking to 150 taxicab drivers with his mind set on survival...."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Reviving Austin's Cab Industry
ATX Co-op Taxi splits the difference between traditional taxis and ridesharing
"...It was certainly a good night for the taxi industry, though. The city's four franchises don't rely on..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

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 see a bright green..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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

June 9, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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
"...dolled up its army of heavily insured and background-checked drivers, and launched truncated, promotional-friendly services around the city...."

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?
"...advised Huck that "Heyride very closely resembles ... a taxi franchise, and that any operation dispatching drivers to potential..."

Nov. 30, 2012 News Feature by Dan Solomon

Council: Call Me 30 More Cabs?
City Council considers permitting more cabs over drivers' opposition
"...(Items 27 & 28) that would allow 30 additional taxicab franchise permits to Lone Star Cab Co. (20) and..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Heyride Has a Hitch in Its Get-Along
Cease-and-desist letter issued by City of Austin to local startup
"...advised Huck that “Heyride very closely resembles […] a taxi franchise, and that any operation dispatching drivers to potential..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Dan Solomon

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 Hall Hustle: Güero's Don't Need No Stinkin' Permits!
On second thought, why can't we all just get along?
"...With Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the recently formed Taxi Drivers Association of Austin raising questions about cabbies' long..."

April 23, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

"...Roughly 70 members of Austin's Taxi Drivers Association gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday to..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature

The Cabbie Knows
In Portland, Taxi Drivers Are Tuned Into the Food Scene
" attending the 20th annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) was quite a treat. Going..."

May 8, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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
"...number of affordable units. The North Shoal Creek Neigh­bor­hood Association prefers MF-4 zoning (for a tract that is currently..."

April 24, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Hyatt Riot; and The Chicken War
"...a scheduled meeting from the Hyatt, and the Boston Taxi Drivers Association intends to boycott the three hotels...."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

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.
"...James Baker of the neighborhood association said the residents are wary of apartment uses due..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Welcome to Will's World
So many items, so little time
"...Council Member Raul Alvarez voting no. South Lamar Neighborhood Association leaders were less happy with the second vote but..."

July 25, 2003 News Feature

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