An Immigrant’s Fare Fight

Taxi drivers have been hit by the arrival of Uber and Lyft—including many who are Ethiopian immigrants.

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Robel Berhan steers his blue and orange Union Cab with its empty backseat to Hotel Lucia on Southwest Broadway. Nothing. He heads to the Marriott. A line of other cabs blocks his way. He knows a   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Portland Cab Companies Prepare to Fight Uber with the "Transportation Fairness Alliance"


Mayor Charlie Hales is hoping to solve the dilemma posed by ride-sharing giant Uber with two months of deregulating the cab industry—an era nicknamed "Taxis Gone Wild."Instead, the cab companies have gotten organized.Five taxi companies announced today they've formed a lobbying group called the Transportation Fairness Alliance. The group—which includes Radio Cab, Green Cab, Portland Taxi Cab, Union ...   More
Thursday, January 8, 2015 AARON MESH

New Cab Company, Trying to Draw Customers, Offers Free Rides This Friday


Union Cab—the city’s newest taxi company—is trying to gain customers and build loyalty in one of the most direct ways possible: free rides. The company wants Portlanders to know more about Union Cab, which touts itself as a taxi service that offers betters wages than other cab companies—plus benefits and retirement plans. At a City Hall rally today—put on with support of Oregon ...   More
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Katie Gilbert

Dr. Know: Taxi Cab Confusion

What is the story behind Union Cab?

Dr. Know
What is this Union Cab company, with its splashy periwinkle and orange sherbet-colored cars? Can Union be trusted? And who gave it permission to operate here? —Night Cabbie in SE Your signatur   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MARTY SMITH


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