Archives for Taxi News

Opening the Airport – April 2018

Opening the Airport Come signup for Equality at the Airport for the month April 2018 On June 2018 The Airport Board will be voting open the airport for all! UTWSD is the only organization that gives taxi drivers a voice in their industry! HOW WE GOT HERE: 2009: Taxi drivers Go on strike! UTWSD is Born! 2010-2011 UTWSD lobbies and win equal representation at TAC 2012 UTWSD help strike at the airport and STOP front of the line privileges and 38 cents trip fees at the airport 2013-2014 UTWSD build a coalition to lift the cap on taxi permits and
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Happy New Year 2018 from United Taxi Workers and Friends

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s Been A Great Year! Happy New Years to you from United Taxi Workers! 2017 was a great year for our movement! On November 10th, 2014 we lifted the cap on taxi permits and hit the ground running in 2015/2016 by ensuring that drivers have the tools they need to start their businesses. We connected drivers to lenders, held small business workshops, helped fill out permit applications, assisted drivers with buying their very own taxicabs, and more. We also worked to create our very own driver dispatch! Now that drivers are able to be free from expensive
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Special Thanks – Airport Authority Attendees

Congratulations to all who came out yesterday for the meeting at the Airport Authority regarding the limited cap on taxi permits at the airport. UTWSD were successful advocates on behalf of taxi drivers in San Diego, would like to thank our friend’s CPI Dr. Peter Brownell who came and spoke on the disparity between TNC/TAXI. Also we want to thank Airport board for their willingness to listen to what we had to say on the issue. Special thanks to Board member, Jim Desmond who echoed our sentiment regarding equality and leveling the playing field. Also, Mary Sessom who seconded and
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Airport Authority Agendas – 12/7/2017

UTWSD friends and allies is going to go back the airport Authority on 12/7/2017 regarding these two agendas: 16. TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY (TNC) PERMIT APPLICATION UPDATE AND APPROVED CONTINUATION OF THE TNC PERMIT PROGRAM: The Board is requested to renew the permit. RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2017-0110 approving the continuation of the Transportation Network Company operations at San Diego International Airport and authorizing the President/CEO to negotiate and execute a TNC permit and authorizing Greenhouse reduction fees. (Ground Transportation: Marc Nichols, Director) 17. EXTENSION OF TAXI AND VEHICLE-FOR-HIRE MEMORANDUMS OF AGREEMENT: The Board is requested to extend the Memorandums of
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TaxiCab Advisory Committee Meeting – June 14, 2017

UTWSD like to thank our representatives for coming out to TaxiCab Advisory Committee meeting on June 14, 2017. Those who come together to say no to Port of San Diego’s attention to remove taxicab stand located on Kettner and Harbor Drive (Grand Hyatt Hotel) due to taxi drivers not complying with Traffic/Ordinance Regulations. This is ridiculous if MTSTA or Port of San Diego wants to stop industries that are here to operate illegally a violation of everything is to TNC’s. The fight is not over this recommendation will go to MTS executive board have a final say on this, UTWSD
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Celebrating 30 years of SDPD Multi-Cultural Community Relations

Between 2010-2013, UTWSD meetings were hosted by Multi-Cultural Relationship office, and know we are hosting the people of San Diego who are doing a good job to our community, and they don’t have space for meetings. We are returning the favor. Thank you SDPD Multi-Cultural Community Relation for your service to our UTWSD and our community. Thank you all for your 30 years of dedicated service to the citizen of San Diego.”  
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