PUBLIC STATEMENTS, ESSAYS, AND JOURNALISM
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO TAXI INDUSTRY
|By or About Christopher Fulkerson||
Christopher Fulkerson Speaks
And you can say to me: Where did you prize that out? Texts passed on in plain language! Versions given in dual aspects! ... You yourself headstone and cornerstone! ... And for your latest deceptions, I muster you to litigation in your reclining chair,
And thou, bottommost Sun, ferocity of the Being sans eyelids, just fix your puma's eye on this crust of precious stones! ... Hazardous the enterprise where I have taken the arc of this song ... And there is still suspicious matter. But the Wind, ah! the Wind! Its power is without design and it is in love with itself.
from VENTS, written in 1945
Note: Of the public statements published here, these are the texts in full as they were intended to be delivered. In most cases they are spontaneously edited down by CF due to varying time limitations. In some cases, especially the more recent ones, these statements are emailed in to the relevant offices of the SFMTA, including the Board of Directors, and/or delivered in person.
STATEMENT TO THE SFMTA BOARD MEETING OF SEPT. 6, 2011
STATEMENT TO THE SFMTA BOARD
STATEMENT TO THE SFMTA BOARD MEETING OF JUNE 21, 2011
STATEMENT TO THE SFMTA BOARD MEETING OF MAY 3, 2011
ELEVEN POSITION PAPERS In the Form of a Report on the SF Taxi Industry
PROPOSED METER RATE INCREASES,
May, 2011. For SFMTA "Town Hall" talks.
TWO STATEMENTS TO THE BOARD OF THE SF MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
"THE CAB INDUSTRY ISN'T YOUR CASH COW!"
AGAINST "PEAK TIME" MEDALLIONS
CARL MACMURDO'S PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL REGARDING "PEAK TIME"
THE WEEKLY CAB BUSINESS CYCLE
HOW TO CATCH A CAB
WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GOOD CAB DRIVER
CRUCIAL ASPECTS OF THE POLITICS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO CAB INDUSTRY
STATEMENT TO THE SF MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY, MARCH 30, 2010
"TAXI MEDALLIONS ARE NOT A COMMODITY!"
Driving San Francisco Sane, with Quotes of CF from an Interview with Curt Sanburn
Of Related Interest (Not by Christopher Fulkerson):
Navigation-Related Structural Change in the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers
There is a blog about the SF Taxi Industry, written by a driver going by the nom de guerre of CROCKER AMAZON. I recommend this site for those who would like to follow the local cab scene. It tends to be more factually reliable than any other published source.
One entry of Crocker Amazon's blog is especially important because it gives a proper introduction to the individual who is arguably the very most uncollegial person in the entire San Francisco taxi industry. His name is Michael Spain, and you can read about how he treats his colleagues if you CLICK HERE.