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NYC cab drivers enter 11th day of hunger strike for inset debt relief: NPR

A group of New York taxi drivers went on a hunger strike to alleviate their debt. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with labor leader Bhairavi Desai about the strike. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: A group of taxi drivers and supporters are now on the 11th day of a hunger strike. Drivers say they are crushed by the […]

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Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown

Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown on working cash By Dan Atkinson, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 4:50 p.m. EST, October 30, 2021 | Update: 10:00 a.m. EST, October 31, 2021 Taxi drivers and scrap dealers are facing a £270m tax crackdown on working cash. They will be checked by HM Revenue […]

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Taxi App Free now reports spike in late night travel requests after nightclubs reopen

Taxi app Free Now has reported an increase in requests for nighttime rides following the reopening of nightclubs. Details Free Now said: “With the easing of restrictions across the country during the [October] To forbid… Taxi app Free Now has reported an increase in requests for nighttime rides following the reopening of nightclubs. Details Free […]

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Five important safety tips for taxi drivers

This is an unstable time for those working in the private rental vehicle industry; between gasoline shortages making it harder for taxi drivers to meet their day-to-day quota, and new reports showing that 93% of taxi drivers have experienced racial abuse on the job, a crucial – but often thankless – line of work – […]

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The number of taxi drivers falls for the first time in three years

The number of licensed taxi and hackney drivers fell for the first time in three years last year as the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1,200 fewer workers in the industry. New figures released by the National Transport Authority show that the number of small public service vehicle (SPSV) driving […]

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New York City’s loaded taxi drivers are in debt. Now they are on a hunger strike to force real relief. –Mother Jones

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before going on a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones Facts matter: Join for free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reports. Subscribe to our print magazine. On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to […]

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Ministry sends 12-rule booklet to taxi drivers nationwide

ANKARA Following growing complaints about taxi drivers in metropolises, the Home Ministry on Oct. 19 sent a booklet outlining 12 rules that taxi drivers must follow to all governor’s offices in 81 provinces. The booklet, written in Turkish and English for locals and tourists, will be placed on taxi ranks and on the back of […]

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Renewed calls for improved security after two taxi drivers were arrested in separate incidents

WINNIPEG- There are new calls to ensure the safety of Indigenous women taking taxis in Winnipeg. Two drivers were arrested this month and now face charges in two separate incidents with passengers. There are measures in place but some wonder if it is enough. “It is now up to the government to enact and implement […]

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Letter: Taxi drivers aren’t made of money

CONCERNING the article on CCTV cameras in taxis (Craven Herald, October 13 and online). Craven District Council Licensing Committee must think taxi drivers are making money by charging drivers for something they don’t want and the general public doesn’t want. As a taxi driver myself, times have been very difficult for the past 18 months […]

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The area where bus and taxi drivers are too scared to go after dark, vandalized houses were boarded up

Residents and business owners in one area of ​​the city said they were living a nightmare with drug problems and anti-social behavior that led some city taxi and bus drivers to refuse go there at night. In Alway, which is one of Newport’s most deprived neighborhoods to the east of the city, people have described […]

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Cash back for elderly taxi drivers

Sign of the times: Taxis and private vehicles line up near the Fai Chai intersection on the Prannok-Kanchanaphisek road to receive food from Wat Tha Chang and Wat Rakhang Khositaram in Bangkok in February. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul) About 16,000 elderly taxi and motorbike drivers will each receive 10,000 baht in aid to help compensate for […]

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Can Ola become a real brand of mobility?

Or will his “taxi equity” bog him down? As Ola diversifies, we pause to analyze the pros and cons. Ola, a ride-sharing platform, recently announced a new vehicle trading platform, Ola Cars, and appointed Arun Sirdeshmukh as CEO. Through this platform, people can buy new and used vehicles through the Ola app. A screenshot of […]

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Ridesharing apps make taxi drivers and passengers happy

Thulo Kanchha Tamang, who has been driving a taxi in Kathmandu for more than a decade, never expected to one day pick up passengers contacted through the app on his smartphone. For Tamang, 40 and having never finished high school, digital literacy was beyond his imagination. “I thought serving passengers by answering an app on […]

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A ‘revolutionary’ new taxi app will launch in Southampton in October

The app – Holler Taxi – aims to put “the power back in the hands of businesses and the user” and will debut in Southampton, before rolling out to the South Coast and then the UK. ‘Holler Taxi’ is the brainchild of Kevin Leftwich and was a project six years in the making. Kevin, the […]

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Saskatoon taxi drivers call on city hall to crack down on theft

SASKATOON- A group of nearly 80 Saskatoon taxi drivers are calling on the City of Saskatoon to change the way drivers collect taxi fares, saying the current system leaves room for fraud and theft. In a letter to the city’s transportation committee meeting on Monday, a group of 78 people identifying themselves as front-line taxi […]

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CA DMV approves Waymo, self-driving taxi services Cruise • The Register

In short Self-driving car startups Cruise and Waymo are set to launch self-driving commercial taxi fleets in California after the US State Department of Motor Vehicles granted them the two relevant permits. Cruise has received approval to operate “lightweight” self-driving taxis on San Francisco roads between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. PT. They can only […]