Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of angry taxi and Uber Black drivers surrounding City Hall in collective protest against UberX and Lyft. In recent months, the taxi industry has been suffering dramatically due to the insurgence of UberX and Lyft. Collectively, UberX and Lyft have flooded the taxi industry with a more convenient, friendlier, and affordable service. This has resulted in more people starting to use these services more frequently than their unfavorable counterparts.
As hundreds of protesting taxi and Uber Black drivers congested the areas around City Hall by parking in the middle of the road. It quickly ignited a Reddit thread filled with hundreds of commentaries in favor of UberX and Lyft services. As the comments began to pour in, It became obvious that the dislike against the Philly taxi industry is shared mutually with a large majority of Philadelphia or at least the ones who use Reddit.
Some of our favorite comments about the protests include…