Taxi Driving 101
Think driving a cab is easy work?
RedEye reporter Tracy Swartz wrote an in-depth piece on what it takes to drive a taxi around the City of Chicago. There are a surprisingly lot of hoops to jump through before you can pickup your first fare.
Swartz also does a related story on Sidney Bennett’s “Party Cab,” a taxi Bennett decked out with disco balls, strobe lights and other paraphernalia while blasting ’70′s disco for his riders.
Finally, for perhaps the most insightful look into driving a taxi, you have to check out Dimitry Samarov’s unbelievably cool blog, Hack.
Samarov combines excellent writing and drawings to relate the stories of his adventures as a cab driver in Chicago. It is perhaps one of the very best blogs in Chicago.