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