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NY lender to taxi drivers sees stocks slide after SEC files lawsuit

Source: Shutterstock. Shares of Medallion Financial Corp. plunged on Wednesday after U.S. regulators accused the New York-based taxi driver lender of seeking to illegally boost its stock price amid intense competition from Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that after a string of record years, Medallion failed as […]

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NYC lender to taxi drivers sees shares plummet after SEC files lawsuit

Shares of Medallion Financial Corp. plunged on Wednesday after U.S. regulators accused the New York-based taxi driver lender of seeking to illegally boost its stock price amid intense competition from Uber and Lyft. The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that after a string of record years, Medallion failed as the popularity of ride-sharing apps […]

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City center taxi drivers ‘sit down’ in protest over Covid support

Private taxi and hire drivers protested in Glasgow city center against the industry’s ‘total exclusion’ from Covid-related business support. The ‘sit in’ blocked George Square and surrounding streets around 10 a.m. Wednesday in what drivers say was an attempt to get their message across to the Scottish government as tighter restrictions are reinstated to curb […]

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Forbes urged to help ‘neglected’ taxi drivers as Hogmanay trade set to dry up

TAXI drivers must receive financial support to face the pandemic, insisted the former Prime Minister. Alex Salmond, who now leads the Alba party, has called on the Scottish Finance Secretary to provide assistance to couriers and drivers who he says have been “neglected” during the health crisis. Mr Salmond said many drivers who were preparing […]

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The long-awaited water taxi service in Mumbai is expected to start in the first week of January 2022, and it is expected that the new travel solution will provide connectivity between the domestic Ferry Wharf cruise terminal and the Belapur and Nerul terminals. The water taxis will be operated under the joint collaboration of Mumbai […]

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Taxi drivers in the spotlight

Seven taxis were seized in Blood River. Photo: Department of Transportation LIMPOPO — Traffic officials in the province are cracking down on illegal public transport operators, according to Ministry of Transport spokesman Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala. Moremi-Taueatsoala said that through its roadblocks conducted with SAPS, the department is able to make public transport safer. He said this […]

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PM to launch water ferry services from Mumbai in January 2022, price, how to book, timetables, everything you need to know about it

Mumbai’s highly anticipated water taxi services from January 2022 are expected to provide connectivity between the domestic Ferry Wharf cruise terminal and Belapur and Nerul terminals. The Indian Express discuss this project with others. What are the new routes of the Mumbai River Transport Project? The government has assigned routes, such as International Cruise Terminal […]

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Yet Another Online Taxi Driver Found Murdered In Lahore – Pakistan

LAHORE: Another online taxi driver was reportedly abducted and killed in Manawan Police Jurisdiction on Sunday. Police said the body of the driver, Ashfaq Ahmad (42), was found with bullet marks in a sewer after locals spotted him and called them. A police official said Ashfaq was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified suspects from the Sattokatla […]

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Omicron scare dampens prospects for airport taxi drivers – The New Indian Express

Express press service TIRUCHY: The extension of the ban on scheduled international fights and the postponement of holiday plans on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have shaken the hopes of airport taxi drivers to cash in on the season. “There are about 40 taxi drivers in the airport. Although we have international flights from […]

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Taxi drivers want rule change on unvaxxed passengers

Taxi drivers are unhappy at being forced to transport unvaccinated passengers and have called on the government to urgently review the rules. The New Zealand Taxi Federation wrote to the Minister for Covid-19 Response, the Minister of Health and the Minister for Transport earlier this month, explaining that its members did not feel safe under […]

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Bengaluru: Department of Transport may allow quadricycles to offer metered taxi services from January

The Karnataka Transport Department plans to allow metered quadricycle taxis to operate in Bengaluru by the end of January 2022, sources have said. So far, residents of Bengaluru can only book quadricycles through app-based taxi aggregators. “Bengaluru does not have metered taxis or quadricycles. Therefore, the Ministry of Transport has proposed to the government to […]

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Denise Charles encourages the vaccination of taxi drivers to increase their income

Minister of Tourism, Denise Charles The Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Denise Charles is urging all taxi operators on the island to be vaccinated in order to participate in the many revenue generating opportunities that have opened up in the tourism sector since the reopening of the cruise industry. Although these offers […]

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Cape Town taxi drivers ‘seize’ Uber and Bolt cars

Cape Town’s minibus taxi operators are confiscating the vehicles of drivers who call online and charging them thousands of rand to get their cars back. Earlier this week, MEC Daylin Mitchell of Western Cape Transport released a statement that his department had been inundated with complaints about it. The plaintiffs allege that taxi drivers confiscated […]

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Taxi drivers ‘crying and begging for money’ as crisis leaves them with no income

Taxi drivers would be left without income due to a backlog in badge applications. In what has been described as the biggest crisis the industry has ever seen, drivers ‘cried and begged’ for money, saying they couldn’t support their families. Businesses have expressed fears for the future if no action is taken as drivers cannot […]

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Taxi drivers’ anger over pre-Christmas fare hike ruled out

A pre-Christmas taxi fare increase in the Taunton and Minehead areas has been blocked after eight people submitted objections to the council. Furious taxi drivers say there has been no increase in the past 11 years, despite skyrocketing car insurance and fuel costs. A taxi company had applied for permission to ride at the Somerset […]

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Taxi drivers call on government to approve higher fares as fuel cost rises

Taxi drivers have called for the implementation of a promised 5% fare increase as a fare review is carried out. The rising cost of fuel and the increased use of contactless payments are among the reasons cited by players in the transport sector. Jim Waldron of the National Private Hire & Taxi Association told Newstalk […]

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Rapido’s Bike Taxi Segment Provides 78% of Global Business, Auto News, ET Auto

Rapido started its journey with ride-hailing services in the bike taxi segment in India in 2015. And now, its customer base has grown to over 15 million users. New Delhi: Amid growth in bike taxi services of late, Rapido’s bike taxi segment contributes 78% to overall business, the company’s executive said on Sunday. Rapido started […]

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Actresses Ananya Nagalla and Sreemukhi inaugurate Whipride taxi services in Hyderabad

Homepage ” Gallery ” Actresses Ananya Nagalla and Sreemukhi inaugurate Whipride taxi services in Hyderabad Posted By: Harsha Vardhan December 2, 2021 Hyderabad 2021: Hyderabad-based Gyarala Technologies has launched Whipride taxi services in the city. Tollywood actress Ananya Nagalla along with actress Sreemukhi and Bigg Boss fame Bhanu Sree have inaugurated Whipride services in Kondapur. […]

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Kolkata: 137 taxi drivers summoned by special raids section for cancellation and misbehavior

A taxi driver waits for passengers in Kolkata | Photo credit: iStock Images Highlights Since last week, 137 drivers have been summoned by the Special Raid Section A meeting was held between the heads of the app-cab companies Ola, Uber and Special Raid Section Police also said some drivers arrive […]