When DART last sat down to update its long-range plan in 2006, the agency was thinking big. With the recession still beyond the horizon, planners envisioned 86 additional miles of rail and 121 miles of new bus routes.
Since then, the agency has added the bus routes, opened up the Green Line (making ... More >>
Uber, the on-demand private-driver startup, was stirring controversy even before it launched in Dallas last fall.
Local cab and limousine companies in particular were wary of the new competition, particularly since Uber considers itself a technology company and tends to ignore the onerous and costl ... More >>
Jack Bewley and Jeff Finkel have spent the last several years methodically strengthening their position in the Dallas taxi market. Their company, Irving Holdings, was established with the merger of five local cab companies. In 2007, they brought Freedom, Eagle, and Jet taxi companies. Earlier this y ... More >>
Anyone who has ridden cross-country on a Greyhound bus, and who walked by the bus station on Lamar Street yesterday, would have assumed that the group of protesters gathered there were speaking out against the inhumane conditions suffered by its passengers. On the contrary, the picketers were m ... More >>
Patrick MichelsA tow truck operator loads one of seven stranded cabs hauled away from Love Field earlier tonight.When a crowd of independent cabbies kicked off their Super Bowl week boycott last week -- upset by the city's preferential treatment for CNG-powered cabs and frustrated their past strike ... More >>
Patrick MichelsFrom the cabbie protest at Dallas City Hall three months agoBack in March we were alerted to a cabbie strike out at Love Field Airport, when the members of the Association of Taxicab Operators protested the city's eventual vote that allowed compressed natural gas-powered taxis to h ... More >>
Back in March, you may recall, cab drivers at Love Field were none too pleased with the city council's decision to give compressed natural gas-powered taxis front-o'-the-line privileges at the airport. A month later, the Association of Taxicab Operators went to federal court to block the city fro ... More >>
Click to enlarge: From DART's Planning Committee agenda concering bus-route changes being voted on todayBack in February, we directed your attention to forthcoming route changes being proposed by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which is looking to delete "costly duplications," especially as the Green ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Dallas City Council's Transportation & Environment Committee will take up taxis -- specifically, whether or not to cut cab companies a few big breaks in the middle of an economic downturn that's turned smack into oncoming business. According to briefing documents, calls to the a ... More >>