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Driver Updates 5.22.15

Hello drivers! Here are your taxi updates for the week of May 18th. Have a successful and safe Memorial Day Weekend! Permits Congratulations to the drivers who have started getting calls from MTS regarding permit applications! As many of you know, last month Judge Prager denied permit holders preliminary injunction request that put the permit process on hold. The court case is still going forward. Judge Prager, who wrote a strong argument against the preliminary injunction and permit holders claims, left for the Appellate Court and is being replaced by Judge Pollock for the full trial. We are hopeful that he
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For Immediate Release: Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap!

PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2015 For Immediate Release Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap! United Taxi Workers of San Diego applaud Judge Prager’s ruling to allow the taxi permit process to go forward and understanding that City Council and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) passed this resolution with the best interest of San Diego residents and consumers in mind. Deputy City Attorney Meghan Wharton argued that lease drivers had already advocated for and won the public policy debate in front of City Council and MTS. She further argued that the City of San Diego has
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits

PRESS RELEASE April 27, 2015 For Immediate Release Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits San Diego, CA – On April 28th United Taxi Workers of San Diego will head to San Diego Superior Court to defend MTS and the City Council’s decision to lift the cap on taxi permits. The hearing will take place at 9a.m. at 330 W. Broadway in front of Judge Prager. The San Diego Transportation Association which includes various taxi permit holders filed a lawsuit to request that the California Superior Court review and reverse the City and MTS’s decision to lift
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Judge rejects injunction request in tentative ruling | UT-San Diego

By David Garrick7:03 P.M.APRIL 27, 2015 DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s controversial plan to deregulate its taxi industry got a boost on Monday when a judge rejected a request to delay deregulation until an environmental lawsuit over the policy change is resolved. In a tentative ruling posted Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager rejected the lawsuit’s request for an injunction because, he said, the plaintiffs have a low likelihood of winning the case. Prager said those who filed the suit last month, a small group of taxi-permit owners, provided only “speculative and unsupported evidence” that deregulation would have
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UTWSD DRIVER UPDATES 4.16.15

Hello UTWSD Members! Thank you for organizing out at taxi stands and in the neighborhoods! In order to get more information out between meetings we’ll be posting detailed updates on our website weekly. If you are not already signed up for our text messages sign up today and help other drivers sign up too! How to sign up for text messages: 1) create a new text on your phone 2) Enter the number (619)377-7066 3) Put the letters UTWSD in the body of the message 4) Press send! You should get a confirmation text saying thank you for signing up. Here are your weekly updates! MTS
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UPDATE: Permit Letters of Intent Available March 2nd

UPDATE: MTS will be releasing a letter of intent for drivers who are interested in obtaining a permit on March 2nd, 2015.  There will be a $50 non-refundable fee that will be credited toward your full permit application. Letters of Intent will be accepted up until March 31, 2015. People who fill out letters of intent will be given priority when permits are released. Applicant Requirements: Provide evidence of at least six months experience of driving a taxicab, transportation network vehicle, charter party carrier service or similar service-oriented transportation business; or managing a demand responsive transportation service or similar service-oriented
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