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Table Of Contents

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. INTRODUCTION AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF METHODS
A. The Survey of Taxi Drivers
B. In-Depth Interviews with Drivers
C. Interviews with Company Representatives and Others
D. Interviews with Interested Parties and Key Informants
A. Overview
C. Becoming (and Staying) a Taxi Driver
D. Hours of Work and the Hidden Costs to Families and the Public
1. Low Earnings Drive Long Hours
2. The Impact on Drivers
3. Impact on Families and Children
4. Impact on the Safety of Drivers, Passengers and Public
E. Income and Economic Security
1. Lease Drivers
2. Owner/Operators
3. The Impact of Fuel Prices
3. Other Indicators
F. Lack of Health Insurance
G. Health Status and Health Consequences of Driving a Taxi in Los Angeles
H. Job Stress
G. Interaction of Long Hours, Low Income, Poor Health, and Job
H. Pride and Resilience
A. The Place of Taxicabs in Los Angeles Transportation Planning
B. The Regulatory System
1. The Award of Taxi Franchises, Politics and Campaign Contributions
2. Administration of the Franchises: Overview
3. Areas of Regulation Under the Franchise Ordinances
B. Emergence of the Co-operative Form in 1977: UITD and ITOA
C. The Los Angeles Olympics and LA Taxi Company
1. The “Taxi Cost Index” ostensibly used to set meter rates is seriously flawed
2. The City Has Not Been Responsible in Timely Adjusting of Meter Rates
B. Illegal and Other Competition
1. Bandit Cabs
2. Limousines and “Town Cars” Operating Illegally
C. POTENTIAL INCOME LOST TO SHARP PRACTICES AND CORRUPTION
VI. Conclusions and Recommendations
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