TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
CF Welcomes New SF Director of Transportation Edward Reiskin
And Requests the Taxi Division Be Promoted to Second-Tier Ranking
September 6, 2011
|by Christopher Fulkerson|
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Many present problems of balance and functionality would be solved if the Taxi Division were restored to its second-tier rank within the MTA that it so briefly enjoyed. Finance and cab driving are organizations of too greatly differing functionalism, and whenever in any industry this sort of structure exists it is thought of as exploitative and unfair. Right now would be an opportune moment to make this change. There have to be some immediate effects of Mr. Reiskin’s tenure, and many of the most thoughtful people in the industry feel this simple structural change would be most beneficial. Please promote Christiane Hayashi and her Division back up to their original position.
Mr. Reiskin, please do not accept the politicized formula that more cabs means better service. Such a view is proof of a lack of understanding of the industry. Please invest in “Open Taxi Access” and make San Francisco the first city in the world with fully transparent cab availability.
First posted 12/7/2011.