Monday, March 28, 2011

The San Francisco Cab Drivers' Association - "Amended Interim Report" - Taxi Advisory Council Meeting, March 28, 2011. By John Han.

Barry Korengold, president of the San Francisco Cab Drivers' Association (SFCDA), presented at Monday's Taxi Advisory Council meeting, proposals to amend the "Interim Report on the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program".  That report was the topic of discussion for the agenda item held March 28, 2011. 

Korengold, at the meeting, criticized the TAC draft report, saying it is biased, and does not accurately represent past TAC discussion regarding impacts that the selling of SF taxi medallions has had so far on the taxi industry.  Korengold also criticized the report for drawing false conclusions, and for making recommendations on items that had not yet been adequately discussed.  For example, the TAC's draft report recommends to the MTA Board that is should "expand" the pilot program, even though the TAC had never actually voted on such a motion.  

The draft report does not indicate whom of the 15 member council had drafted it.  But an inquiry during Monday's meeting revealed that it was Dan Hinds , President of National Cab, Carl Macmurdo, President of the Medallion Holders' Association, and Athen Rebelos, new general manager at De Soto.  

The San Francisco Cab Drivers' Association "Amended Interim Report" can be VIEWED HERE.

Also, Richard Hybels of Metro Cab was welcomed as new member of the Taxi Advisory Council.  Hybels is a company representative replacing Athen Rebelos, formerly of Green Cab.  

Rebelos, now General Manager for De Soto, fills Jane Bolig's former seat on the council.  Bolig is De Soto's former president.  


  1. They shd listen to Hybels, who is probably the most level-headed guy in the business. I worked for him and I saw it over and over.

  2. I used the Google search to find a shuttle to SF airport and the first item on the list appeared to be a good choice:
    "Yellow Taxi cab service - Get 15% off on airport rides.
    650-993-3333 , 408-469-0284"
    I phoned the number in Mountain View: 650-993-3333 and was called back due to a bad line; that was lucky, because I now have his name: Singh Balraj. As soon as I mentioned the 15% discount he used the F word and cut off the line. I called the other number: 408-469-0284 to complain but it was answered by Singh Balraj who cut me off again quickly. Well this is a one man operation, a very rude man. Don’t be deceived by the signs that try to make this one car-one man operation a credible organization.

  3. I have just finished a book about the Art of taxi driving called MOTOR ZEN. I drove for twelve years and this is the story of my experience behind the wheel of absolute reality. I think it is interesting and uplifting and your drivers might really enjoy reading it. It is available as an E-book for only $4.95 through or Kindle or Sony or Barnes & Noble. Many drivers talk about writing a book about their experiences but few actually do. Thanks for passing the world.

    Jann Burner


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