Incumbents Asleep At The Wheel

parislemon:

The numbers, as reported by JP Mangalindan for Fortune, are staggering:

The San Francisco Cab Drivers Association (SFCDA), an association for registered taxi drivers that promotes fair working conditions and business practice, reports that one-third of the 8,500 or so taxi drivers in San Francisco – over 2,800 – have ditched driving a registered cab in the last 12 months to drive for a private transportation startup like Uber, Lyft or Sidecar instead.

Read that again. One-third. Twelve months. We tend to throw around the term “disruption” way too often these days, basically stripping it of all meaning. But this is actual disruption. And it’s disruption in such a short amount of time that it can truly be felt by all.

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Woah.

  1. kacchawork reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Taxi vs Uber
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  3. thenoblepioneer reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Missed this piece by MG Siegler a few weeks back: That is not an overstatement. Getting a cab in SF before Uber was at...
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  7. beerburritowhiskey reblogged this from merryamerican and added:
    They’re simply ubiquitous in this city.
  8. merryamerican reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Holy damn. You can’t walk a block here without seeing one of the pink Lyft mustaches, even in my neighborhood.
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  10. davidson1point0 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Can’t wait for someone to disrupt Colorado Mountain Express! It may have to wait until the Denver light rail is in place...
  11. yahoofinance reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    We tend to throw around the term “disruption” way too often these days, basically stripping it of all meaning. But this...
  12. mr94 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Tech is disrupting transport. This is the new normal.
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