As anyone traveler to Denver stuck downtown at midnight knows, it's almost impossible to hail a cab. But not so long ago, it as actually illegal! The transportation scene has changed so much -- with new ride options like Uber and Lyft joining an increasing number of cab companies, and those compani ... More >>
Are all cab rides created equal? Not in Denver. As described in our current cover story, "Street Fight -- Are Denver Cab Companies Ready for an Uber Bumpy Ride?," unique state rules mean no two Denver taxi companies are alike in how they operate and what they charge riders. Add to that various power ... More >>
The 2011 feature "Mean Streets" described allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, as well as detailing taxi drivers' inability to find alternatives because the state's Public Utilities Commission made it nearly impossible to start new cab companies. But ... More >>
Call it the latest legal frontier in the city's cab wars. A recent Colorado Court of Appeals decision, reinstating a severely injured Denver Yellow Cab driver's lawsuit against the company's insuror for allegedly failing to offer him adequate insurance, may open the door for similar claims by othe ... More >>
In the summer of 2010, 21 past and present Yellow Cab drivers -- all African immigrants -- filed a lawsuit in federal court, charging that the taxi company had favored American drivers and billed plaintiffs for questionable fees. The lawsuit was dismissed at the request of the filers after Yellow Ca ... More >>
Folks who have tried to start taxi companies in Denver -- an industry long fraught with controversy -- often butt heads with the Public Utilities Commission, the body charged with regulating cabs. Lately, PUC officials seem to swing back and forth as to whether the city needs more taxis, and ... More >>
Yesterday the Colorado Public Utilities Commission reversed PUC Judge Paul Gomez's March ruling to allow 300 more cabs in Denver streets. Gomez's ruling was divisive because he had earlier denied a politically fraught attempt by local drivers to start Mile High Cab, saying Denver didn't need ... More >>
Last Saturday, a DIA cab porter told me that as of 11:30 p.m., the airport was essentially out of cabs and that me and my family would have to consider other options, such as renting a car or spending the night in the concourse. But according to DIA Media Relations Director Jenny Schiavone, t ... More >>
It was 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night as my family lugged our suitcases to Denver International Airport's taxi stand for a ride home after a week-long trip. While we'd always parked at DIA in the past, we'd decided to skip the hassle and take local cabs, the topic of my Westword feature "Mean S ... More >>
The fight over how many taxicabs to allow in Denver, detailed in the November feature "Mean Streets," took a strange turn in March. After rejecting taxi drivers' application to start Mile High Cab because he said the market was saturated, PUC Judge Paul Gomez green-lit 300 other new Denver ca ... More >>
Our November feature "Mean Streets" focused on the lengthy and fruitless attempts of local taxi drivers to start Mile High Cab. Last August, PUC judge Paul Gomez rejected Mile High's application because he deemed the Denver taxi market was at or near capacity. Now, however, he's approved 300 ... More >>
The November cover story "Mean Streets" revealed allegations of discrimination and abuse at Yellow Cab, the city's oldest taxi company, and detailed how attempts to launch alternative companies have been stymied by Colorado's restrictive taxi regulations. That may change, however, since Senat ... More >>
November's "Mean Streets" detailed how politicians with ties to existing taxi companies -- Mayor John Hickenlooper among them -- stymied attempts to start new operations such as Mile High Cab. Now, Metro Taxi, which opposed Mile High Cab, has donated $10,000 to Hickenlooper's inauguration.
Westword's recent cover story "Mean Streets" focused on East African immigrants who claim they were victims of abuse and discrimination at Yellow Cab, Denver's oldest cab company. But it turns out immigrants aren't the only Yellow Cab workers with complaints. Former Yellow Cab driver Doug Wen ... More >>
Ahmed OdawaayWestword's recent cover story about alleged abuse and discrimination at Denver's Yellow Cab and complaints about the regulatory system that's supposed to prevent such issues has generated heated debate, as well as one unique response: After reading the story, a Greeley couple dec ... More >>
Brad Whittle, president of the company that operates Yellow Cab in Denver, refused to comment for last week's cover story, "Mean Streets," in which former taxi drivers described alleged abuse and discrimination at the operation. But after the story came out, Whittle apparently weighed in on t ... More >>
Last week's cover story, "Mean Streets," detailed allegations of discrimination, abuse, assault and bribery at Yellow Cab, Denver's oldest taxicab company. The accusations came to light courtesy of a federal lawsuit filed last summer by 21 former Yellow Cab drivers -- the details of which you ... More >>
Some Denver taxi drivers say they've been taken for a ride by their employers
From the week of July 14, 2005
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
ProTAXI could spell relief for Denver cabbies.
Yellow Cab Limousine
Sic transit gloria
Location, Location, Location
Should Judge Lynne Hufnagel be benched? Ask the bankrupt cabbies, bullied witnesses and banished lawyers who've tasted her bitter brand of justice.