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Study: Loosen taxi rules
Jan. 13, 2015
A new study finds that cab drivers work under burdensome rules and suggests loosening them to help the taxi industry compete with rideshare options.
Chicago seeks to boost cabbies' incomes
Sep. 30, 2014
The City of Chicago is set to move on a series of reforms that would leave more money in taxi drivers’ pockets. But some cabbies say the measures avoid the central issue: a need for a fare increase.
Quinn kills ‘Uber Bill’
Aug. 25, 2014
Governor Quinn vetoed a bill that would strictly regulate popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The bill’s supporters are crying for an override.
Why ridesharing drives cabbies crazy
Jun. 5, 2014
As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out.
State Senate passes ride sharing rules
May. 16, 2014
Illinois’ state senators have advanced rules to regulate popular ride sharing services, such as UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
Secret recording shows Uber's efforts to poach Chicago cabbies
Apr. 24, 2014
Uber has aggressively sought to convert Chicago taxi drivers to its ridesharing service, uberX. What does that mean for the city's cab driving ranks?
Illinois House moves to rein in ridesharing
Apr. 11, 2014
Despite receiving thousands of petitions overnight from supporters of Uber and Lyft, Illinois House members passed a bill to regulate ridesharing services.
Shadowy lobbyists influence Chicago rideshare debate
Feb. 25, 2014
The debate in Chicago over how the city should regulate ridesharing technologies has gained heat with the aid of lobbyists and public relations firms. But they don’t always identify up-front who their clients are.
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