Taxi Drivers Get Raw Deal, Report Says

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A new city of Portland report calls for additional regulations on the local taxi business, citing drivers' long hours and low pay. The following table, drawn from the report (pdf) shows what local drivers make:2011 City of Portland Fair Wage $9.61 Oregon Minimum Wage $8.50 Average Hourly Wage of Portland Taxi Drivers $6.22The estimates are corrected for what the city assumes to be a 15 percent ...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 COREY PEIN

Advance Cassette: Garth Steel Klippert, Music For Taxicabs

At a party in early April, I was cornered by a friend and asked a question that's pretty typical when people realize that I write about music for a living. “Do vinyl records really sound better than CDs?” she asked. My response? “I'd rather listen to something on tape.” I was only half-joking. For the past year or so, I've gone from mildly interested to flat-out obsessed ...   More
Thursday, July 1, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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