Anchorage cab drivers grapple with arrival of Uber, Lyft, and more taxis on the road

Kevin Ruston has been driving a taxi for 15 years in Anchorage. Lately, the job has gotten tougher.

"Business is down," he said one recent weekday from the driver's seat of his yellow Prius, heading southbound on C Street. "When Uber and Lyft come in — to say they grow the pie, obviously that's not true. The recession doesn't help. Changes in the industry …  I don't want to pick one thing to say why it's getting worse."

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