The San Diego Taxi Medallions And Uber became top story for 2014 by KPBS




Top Story: Taxi Medallions And Uber

There are big changes afoot in the way San Diegans get around.

This year the San Diego City Council decided to deal with the problem of exploitative labor practices and low driver pay by removing the cap on the number of taxi medallions so that basically anyone can get one.

But that maneuver may be moot, eventually, as the popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft continues to grow.

Uber in particular is becoming known for its rule-breaking (some say predatory) behavior, becoming established in a city first and asking for permissions and licenses later.

There are several questions that may find answers in 2015. Will Uber be curbed?; Will cab drivers make a living wage?; Will taxis be hailed?

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