Say No To UBER
 

Why UBER Sucks

 

San Francisco Airport

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In the past month, San Francisco International Airport officials have cited and arrested drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare

companies that pick up and drop off passengers, an airport spokesman said.

Doug Yakel explained there have been seven citizen arrests issued to "various offenders" since July 10.

 

The airport had issued cease and desist letters to several rideshare companies, including Lyft, Sidecar and Uber, in April.

Since then, Yakel said airport officials, in conjunction with airport

 

olice, had been "admonishing" drivers that came to the airport.

Yakel said the companies are not permitted to offer their services

at SFO and they are now being arrested for unlawful trespassing.

 

 

Uber launched in Mountain View on Wednesday, July. 24th with

 

 

 

the purpose of offering Silicon Valley users ride between cities

and to SFO and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

The state Public Utilities Commission, which regulates and

licenses passenger carriers, has been looking into how to regulate

these new types of companies.

An evaluation of ridesharing services will come to the commission

sometime this week after being mulled since the beginning of the

year, CPUC spokesman Chris Chow said.

Taxi drivers are holding a noon rally at San Francisco City Hall

Tuesday to "keep taxis regulated and safe" and are calling for the

end of ridesharing services.

The taxi group, comprised of members from the San Francisco

Cab Drivers Association and the United Taxicab Workers of San

Francisco, are demanding that city officials and regulatory

agencies consider rideshare companies as illegal taxi services.

The protesters claim that the drivers are exempt from regulation,

vehicle inspections, and insurance and driver requirements. They

are calling the growing practice a "clear public safety hazard."

Dean Clark, a former taxi driver for nearly a decade, said

authorities should not be targeting the rideshare drivers, but the

companies. He said the drivers are simply offering rides to people

for a donation, and that unlike what the taxi industry claims,

many of the drivers are working students, semi-retired people

and single parents.

Clark said the pick-up area is taxi domain because there is a pickup

fee, and rideshare drivers know and respect that. He said

rideshare drivers should be allowed to drop off customers at the

airport without being "harassed" by airport officials.

Representatives from Lyft and Sidecar were not available this

afternoon and an Uber representative declined comment.

 

 

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