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TNCs Decimate San Francisco Taxi Industry

Posted on September 17, 2014

Yellow Cab driver John Lyman emerges from his car on California Street Tuesday August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Yellow Cab taxi driver John Lyman uses an application called Taxi Magic, which will soon be called Curb, to get more fares in an effort to compete with on-demand services like Uber and Lyft. Photo: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle
Yellow Cab driver John Lyman emerges from his car on California Street Tuesday August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. Yellow Cab taxi driver John Lyman uses an application called Taxi Magic, which will soon be called Curb, to get more fares in an effort to compete with on-demand services like Uber and Lyft. Photo: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle

The fall of the taxi industry in San Francisco, as less-regulated ride services have taken hold, has been both steep and sharp. The number of trips taken by taxi plummeted 65% in just 15 months, according to a report presented to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board Tuesday.

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