Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tampa Taxi Drivers real life

For Hillsborough taxi drivers, long hours — and a dream of independence

TAMPA — For hours under the sun in a lot near Tampa International Airport, a harsh course in economics plays out.

Dozens of taxicabs snake into a queue. Men shout and engines start. The line barely budges.

Rene Jeune is up front now, having waited two hours for one customer. Farther back, Jean Bourdeau watches birds fight. He has just $25 in his pocket for five hours of work.....................

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