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Cheltenham Council is consulting taxi drivers with the aim of coming up with a unique taxi app to help wheelchair users

Image credit: LEVC Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) has launched a 4-week consultation asking all licensed taxi drivers their views on a unique scheme to better promote the availability of licensed wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) in the area. The Council aims to harness the technology in the most effective way and to promote and deploy a […]

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San Jose Airport Taxi Drivers Raise Dispatcher Protest Fee

November 24, 2021 The taxi dispatch contractor at Mineta San Jose International Airport is asking independent drivers to pay higher fees. Some pilots do not have it. Dozens of independent taxi drivers are protesting the rules of Safer, LLC, the airport’s taxi dispatching contractor. According to the drivers, they went on strike on November 16 […]

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Taxi drivers hail industry rebound – Eye Witness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The president of the Bahamas Taxicab Union (BTCU) said yesterday that “everything looks bright and beautiful” for the sector amid a rebound in visitor arrivals. Taxi union president Wesley Ferguson told Eyewitness News that heading into Thanksgiving weekend was up 100% from the same time last year. He said there was optimism […]

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Uber to almost entirely halt taxi services in Brussels from Friday – POLITICO

Uber’s ride-sharing app will become nearly useless in Brussels from Friday evening following a court ruling on Wednesday, the company said. Two thousand licensed private drivers in Brussels will no longer be able to take on customers, according to the company, due to a ruling by the Brussels Court of Appeal in which the judge […]

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Uber taxi app comes to Shrewsbury in partnership with local taxi company

Uber in action The San Francisco-based company says residents and visitors to the county town had opened the Uber app nearly 6,000 times by September 2021, despite not being able to book a ride with them. But Uber has been working behind the scenes on links with local taxi companies in six UK cities since […]

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Volocopter signs MoU with Kakao Mobility for eVTOL taxi services

Electric VTOL (eVTOL) developer Volocopter has signed a memorandum of understanding with mobility provider Kakao Mobility to conduct a feasibility study on the introduction of “urban air mobility” (UAM) technology in South Korea. The study will identify potential business routes, operational capabilities and business models needed to implement a UAM taxi service provider in the […]

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NYC taxi drivers caught overcharging passengers

item NEW YORK – New York City investigators say several taxi drivers have confessed to defrauding passengers by overcharging. The city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) said drivers would overcharge passengers with non-existent tolls and/or inflated toll charges. Four current and two former taxi drivers have pleaded guilty to felony charges. A seventh driver, identified as […]

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Should extras, run-ins and booking fees be ADDED to the metered price?

Taxi drivers are DIVIDED on whether licensed taxi drivers should be able to charge surcharges on top of the metered fare. As the demand for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) services grows, the controversial option of charging customers more than base fares to guarantee them a vehicle is splitting the industry in two. The […]

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Taxi drivers struggle with less than RM50 a day

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for latest stories and updates popular email service as Grab has undoubtedly affected the taxi industry. Taxi drivers in the Klang Valley say the difficulties they have faced bringing in passengers over the past few years have only gotten worse. According to a report by Cosmomost taxi drivers and operators […]

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San Jose taxi drivers are fighting new fees and a strict dress code.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season, dozens of taxi drivers are refusing to serve Mineta San Jose International Airport due to a dispute with the airport’s new taxi dispatch contractor, which imposed new fees and a strict dress code for drivers. Safer, LLC is a Brazilian company hired earlier this year by San […]

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Tips for tips: How can taxi drivers maximize their fares?

Talkative, helpful taxi drivers with ‘fresh-smelling’ cars are most likely to receive advice on longer journeys, new research shows Talkative taxi drivers who haul bags to cars, divert routes to pick up friends and visit drive-thrus en route to the destination are the most likely to get tipped in Britain, new research […]

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Digital transport, a threat to the taxi industry

Dozens of taxi drivers in Ledzokuku Municipality have described the operation of digital transport as a threat to formal transport operations such as taxi and trotro. “Digital transport – through a smartphone, one orders transport, which comes with a little luxury, attracts most customers in the taxi industry, especially ladies who used to choose the […]

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Seoul increases night taxi services amid growing demand driven by ‘living with COVID-19’

The Seoul city government will temporarily lift daytime operating restrictions on private taxis in a bid to increase nighttime taxi services as the easing of virus restrictions increases the demand for nighttime transportation, officials said Monday. responsible. The city will temporarily remove restrictions under which private taxis were required to take time off every three […]

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Go Taxi app launches electric vehicle service

Go Taxi, the transport app on the Isle of Wight, has launched a new category on its app through which customers can now book an electric vehicle for journeys over the festive period. The company said the decision to invest and launch four electric vehicles is its first step towards its commitment to emission-free travel […]

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‘New dawn’ for NYC taxi drivers after mayor agrees to debt relief

A fortnight after going on hunger strike, thousands of debt-ridden New York taxi drivers have won the relief they had spent years clamoring for. Their union, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has reached an agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio that will cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from medallion owners’ loans. City taxi […]

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Motional and Lyft will launch driverless taxi services in Las Vegas starting in 2023

(RTTNews) – Driverless technology company Motional and ride-sharing app Lyft Inc. (LYFT) announced on Tuesday that they plan to launch a fully driverless public taxi service in Las Vegas, starting in 2023. Las Vegas is the first city among many others where the service will be launched. For driverless taxi service, Motional’s fully electric Hyundai […]

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Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease

Do the brains of London taxi drivers hold the key to the fight against dementia? Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease MRIs are taken on the brains of London Black Cab drivers in a new study Researchers have found parts of taxi drivers’ brains are bigger than […]

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Why is there a shortage of taxi drivers? Experts fear for women’s safety

In a recent report, the Licensed Private Car Hire Association (LPCHA) estimates that the industry is short by 160,000 drivers, down from 300,000 before. The shortage has sparked fears for public safety, with late-night revelers waiting hours for a taxi to take them home. Glasgow nightclub DJ Rosie Shannon told the BBC “I wait for […]

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Rapido bike taxi app launches campaign with Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun

New Delhi: Bike taxi app Rapido announced its first celebrity campaign “Smart ho, toh Rapido”, and tapped actors Ranveer Singh and Allu Arjun to inform potential users about its service offerings. The campaign which went live on Friday will run for six weeks and feature two films, one for Hindi and non-Hindi speaking markets. In […]

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Uber news: Taxi app announces profits and new partnerships – but how is it really doing? | City & Business | Finance

According to the company, bookings jumped 57% year-on-year to a record high of $23.1bn (£17.18bn) despite previous warnings of a driver shortage . Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, said, “Our early and breakthrough investments in driver growth continue to pay off, with drivers returning to the platform regularly, leading to further improvement in the customer experience.” Growth […]

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Activist lawmakers share taxi drivers victory

After 15 days of hunger strike with taxi drivers outside New York City Hall, Assembly members Zohran Mamdani and Yuh-Line Niou joined other protesters to eat for the first time Wednesday. Mamdani said an aunt named Didi, a member of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, distributed food. “I had four dates and a scoop […]

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City Council candidate Jaslin Kaur

Photo credit: Jaslin Kaur’s Instagram Former Queens City Council candidate says it’s important for immigrants to speak out on cab drivers’ rights New York City is known for its sky-high peaks as much as it’s known for its iconic yellow cabs. Yellow cabs, a quintessential feature of New York City, have been immortalized in countless […]