John Han recently interviewed several San Francisco taxi industry leaders and taxi drivers about how to level the playing field with Uber and compiled the video below.
Of course it all comes down to regulation.
The fact is, taxi drivers CHOOSE to follow the rules, even though there is no one to enforce the laws.
TNC drivers, on the other hand, are encouraged by the Uber and Lyft to embrace the arrogance of “disruptive” culture and break the law. While they may actually think they are doing something worthwhile, they are nothing but scofflaws.
If TNCs were to compete with taxis on the same playing field, the results would be embarrassing and they would expose Uber and Lyft users as the hypocritical assholes they are.
[top image by Christian Lewis]
Lyft is also breaking the law by not showing drivers prime time pricing. If we’re independent contractors and lyft is only facilitating a one on one transaction between driver and rider. And the rider is paying the higher fee. By lyft not showing prime time rates upfront they’re interrupting the transaction.