In a ride-hailing world, taxis are trying to stay relevant — and Pismo wants to help

Publication: The Tribune,

With the rise of app-based services such as Uber or Lyft, some taxi drivers around the Central Coast are saying it is becoming more and more difficult to do business, especially when compared with their less-strictly-regulated ride-sharing counterparts. “It makes it a little bit harder to expand to where I wanted to be by now,” said Samuel Orr, owner of Central Coast Taxi. “When one entity is hiring people with no money out of pocket, and the other you have to come up with hundreds of dollars, it just doesn’t look that appealing.”