CTA Chicago taxi driver Chris Gaudreau was in shock when he heard that Uber had been banned in San Francisco.
Gaudette has been a taxi driver in San Jose for nearly 10 years and, like most of the taxi drivers in the area, is very proud of the company.
The company has been the only option for him in San Fransisco since Uber was banned in California in December 2016.
He explained that he is very upset that Uber was given the go ahead to be able to operate in the city that he has worked in for over a decade.
Uber is a competitor to cabs like Taxi San Francisco, which are regulated by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
“The first thing that comes to mind is, Uber has taken away a business that I have worked for almost 10 years,” Gaudier said.
“It’s a shame that they are able to do this.
I don’t think it’s fair that they get to charge people $50 to use my service.
I will not be charging my customers for their ride.
I can’t afford it, and I will take a cab from home to work if it’s necessary.”
Uber has been operating in San Diego since 2017.
Uber drivers are required to be licensed by the city, which is why Gaudiere’s company is using their Uber service.
Uber says that the service has not been affected by the ban and that drivers have not faced any problems.
Goudreau believes that the ban will hurt San Francisco’s economy, which has been hurting since San Francisco became the epicenter of the global Uber crisis.
“If they ban Uber, it will affect a lot of taxi companies that are in San Fran,” he said.
In San Francisco where Uber is banned, drivers have to use their own vehicles, which cost more to operate.
In California, Uber drivers have until March 31 to file for an exemption from the ban.
According to Gaudrey, drivers are worried that they won’t be able get the exemption.
“I’ve had people from all over the world coming to San Francisco for the first time.
They want to work in San Franciscos cab industry and now that they have been banned from Uber, they’re going to be left out,” he added.