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By Eric Richardson — April 20, 2010 — 8 Comments

Rules to allow taxis flexibility in picking up and dropping off passengers quietly expired in January, but Councilwoman Perry wants them made permanent.

Passing Fares

By Eric Richardson — June 11, 2009 — 3 Comments

Los Angeles' largest cab company has approved a new program designed to encourage its drivers to take more short trips from Downtown's bars and restaurants.



By Eric Richardson — January 28, 2009 — 11 Comments

Six months into the Hail-a-Taxi program, there's been a "relatively modest" increase in the number of passengers hailing cabs, but that's enough for the city's Transportation...


By Eric Richardson — November 07, 2008 — 15 Comments

Downtown's six-month Hail-a-Taxi trial runs through February, but uptake has been slow. It's a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation -- the cabs aren't circling because...

Passing Fares

By Eric Richardson — July 22, 2008 — 3 Comments

On July 16th, City Council approved the Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown and Hollywood. The program is intended to help make taxis a more integral part of...

cab driver

By Eric Richardson with Ed Fuentes — July 16, 2008 — 3 Comments

Garnik Rostami has spent seventeen years on the streets of Los Angeles county as a cab driver, with the last decade or so focused on the Downtown area. He attended...

Passing Fares

By Eric Richardson — July 16, 2008 — 8 Comments

City Council today unanimously approved the Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown and Hollywood. The program will give cab drivers much greater flexibility in...

Passing Fares

By Eric Richardson — May 20, 2008 — 5 Comments

Curbed was first to report last week that the city's Taxicab Commissioners had approved a Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown. Not covered, though, were details...


By Eric Richardson — April 07, 2008 — 3 Comments

Sharon Bernstein gets the LAT's Column One today to talk about taxis. She writes that the cabbies are plenty ready for the city to change its tune and let them...


By Eric Richardson — February 07, 2008 — 2 Comments

Downtown's favorite "Hail a Taxi" concept was in front of the city's Board of Taxicab Commissioners this morning, but there wasn't much in the way of useful progress...