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Police are investigating the deaths of two taxi drivers

Ohangwena Police are investigating the deaths of two taxi drivers on Saturday, after both went to the same cuca shop the day before. The deaths have given rise to speculation that the taxi drivers may have been poisoned. The deceased, who were close friends, are Hafeni Shuufeni (30) from Etunda Lomutako village and Johannes Hangobe […]

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Letter from Phoenix: Gummies, guacamole and taxi driver lessons

After three years away, I was curious to see what Narita airport would look like compared to Incheon where I had just been two weeks before. It’s one of Asia-Pacific’s slowest airports to recover – Incheon is second in recovery after Singapore – and although Japan fully reopened on October 11, Narita felt like a […]

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How taxi drivers can survive the Christmas season of drunks, bilkers and vomiters

When talking about ‘silly season’, the taxi industry generally refers to the period between the beginning of October the start of January. For the average night worker this can mean entering 92 days of hell, with very little respite. To be fair to the general public, it wasn’t so long ago that the whole of […]

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Taxi drivers… it’s never too early to think about self-assessment!

Self-assessment is an annual task for anyone that is not automatically imposed, for example, if you are self-employed or receive payments from private work as a freelancer or contractor. More than 12 million people are expected to file a self-assessment tax return this year. Whether you’re new to self-assessment or you’ve been completing your tax […]

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Cost of living crisis: taxi drivers on inflation, benefits and pensions

Taxi drivers have their say (Picture: Getty Images) In the world of investing, there’s a saying: when your taxi driver tips you, he’s probably past his prime. This certainly does not mean that we should not listen to our loyal taxi drivers, quite the contrary. Last week I had the pleasure of chatting with two […]

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Mount Vernon taxi drivers lobby for increased minimum fares

Mount Vernon taxi drivers are lobbying City Hall to raise fares. They say that if their minimum rates are not increased, they and their employers will suffer. They attended Wednesday night’s meeting of the city’s taxi commission to demand that the minimum fare be increased by $1. They tell News 12 it could prevent some […]

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West Suffolk: Taxi drivers face increased fees and charges

Published: 12:25 19 October 2022 The first increase in fees and charges for West Suffolk taxi drivers in seven years will come into effect next April. The District Council Cabinet agreed on a higher cost package at a meeting on Tuesday. The annual cost of a cab license will rise from £163 to £209, while […]

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GoaMiles ready to offer electric vehicles and accommodation for taxi drivers

October 19, 2022 | 07:14 IST GoaMiles ready to offer electric vehicles and accommodation for taxi drivers Team Herald VASCO: Transportation Minister Mauvin Godinho said GoaMiles is willing to offer electric vehicles (EVs) and accommodations to taxi drivers in the state. Godinho, who inaugurated the GoaMiles counter at Dabolim airport, said the company plans to […]

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Kenya: Taxi drivers form National Welfare Association

Nairobi – Taxi drivers in Kenya have come together to form an association that brings together members from Kenya’s 47 counties to look after their welfare. The association known as the Mobile Taxi Association of Kenya (MTAK) will include taxi and tuk tuk drivers as well as Boda boda motorcyclists. The acting president of the […]

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Taxi drivers form national welfare association

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 17 – Kenyan taxi drivers have come together to form an association that brings together members from all 47 counties in Kenya to look after their welfare. The association known as the Mobile Taxi Association of Kenya (MTAK) will include taxi and tuk tuk drivers as well as Boda boda motorcyclists. The […]

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Two taxi drivers issued ban notices after random taxi inspection

DVSA vehicle inspection. (Image: Ribble Valley Police) Two taxi drivers have received notices after a random inspection was carried out in Ribble Valley last week. On Friday October 14, the police worked with Ribble Valley Council Taxi Enforcement and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to carry out inspections of taxis to ensure vehicles were safe. Ten […]

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Glasgow taxi drivers without refurbishment will have an extra year to prepare for the arrival of the LEZ

Glasgow taxi operators who do not have access to funded retrofit solutions to meet Low Emission Zone requirements will be given more time to prepare, after the proposal has been approved by the Board of Directors city ​​today. The plan to grant a one-year “time-limited exemption” to operators in these circumstances would see the application […]

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Glasgow taxi drivers with no retrofit option granted temporary low-emission zone exemption

Glasgow taxi operators who do not have access to funded retrofit solutions to meet Low Emission Zone (LEZ) requirements will be given more time to prepare, Glasgow City Council has confirmed. It comes after the proposal was approved by the council’s city administration committee on Thursday. The plan to grant a one-year “time-limited exemption” to […]

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Kenyan taxi drivers set up national association to look after their welfare

(The Magazine Plus Editorial): – Mombasa, Coast October 11, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – Kenyan taxi drivers form national association to look after their welfare Taxi drivers in Kenya have come together to form a national association which brings together all of Kenya’s 47 counties. The association named Mobile Taxi Association of Kenya (MTAK) will bring together […]

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eThekwini taxi drivers deny benefiting from multi-million rand scheme

eThekwini taxi drivers say they haven’t benefited from the city’s Moja Cruise incentive program. Initially, the program was officially launched in October 2018 by embattled former mayor Zandile Gumede. The aim was to reward taxi drivers who didn’t turn on the music, obeyed traffic laws, had trackers installed to ensure speed limits were observed and […]

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Taxi drivers urged to unite to solve industry problems – The Royal Gazette

Created: Oct 10, 2022 06:58 Industry meeting: Taxi drivers are due to meet on Monday to discuss concerns (file photo) The Bermuda Taxi Association is calling on its members to come together to help address the issues they face within the industry. The Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association has invited all of its members […]

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Bulgaria: taxi drivers demonstrate en masse after the murder of one of their colleagues last night – Novinite.com

Taxi Drivers organize a mass demonstration after their colleague Hristo Traikov was killed last night in the “Rassadnika” district of Sofia. Demanding that the Home Office do its job and thwart criminals who commit murder, the Drivers demonstrated in front of the third department of the capital’s regional police, and at night they also blocked […]

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Taxi drivers will take home more with a new announcement from the South African government

South Australian taxi drivers are set to earn more pay, with the state government today allowing a 6% fare increase. The increases, which will be the first for the industry since 2016, will come into effect at the end of this month and are designed to address the financial shortfall that taxi drivers currently face […]

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Mandatory protection training for all taxi drivers in North Devon

North Devon Council has received funding from the Home Office under the fourth cycle of its Safer Streets Fund to provide training for its taxi and private hire drivers through a safeguarding awareness course. The course will focus specifically on the protection of children and vulnerable adults and will be taught by Karen Anderson, a […]

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Sunderland taxi drivers face bans on short shorts, baseball caps and football gear under new plans

The consultation on updated rules and regulations for taxis and private hire vehicles and operators is due to end next week. Sunderland City Council has held the consultation to update its hackney haul license and private hire policies and is seeking more views on the proposals. These include the introduction of an ‘enhancement scheme’ for […]

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BPJAMSOSTEK facilitates social security for taxi drivers online

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Workers’ Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan/BPJAMSOSTEK) is committed to facilitating social security for online taxi drivers classified as self-employed (BPU). “We know that online transport drivers are at high risk of occupational accidents in Jakarta. In the regions, the risk is related to crime,” Jakarta Region Deputy Deputy Director BPJAMSOSTEK explained […]

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Hawke’s Bay taxi drivers fume at house arrest for bashing, say workplace violence escalates

Havelock North resident Joga Singh-Chamber is recovering at his Havelock North home after a brutal passenger assault. Journalist/Gary Hamilton-Irvine. Video/Warren Buckland A Havelock North taxi driver stricken to the point of having a brain haemorrhage says a house arrest sentence against his attacker sends a chilling message. The Hawke’s Bay taxi community has been rallying […]

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Five East London taxi drivers ‘involved in a people smuggling operation’ appear in court

Five east London taxi drivers ‘involved in a people smuggling operation which transported migrants in and out of the UK using lorries’ appear in court The charges follow the investigation by the National Crime Agency Operation Symbolry The investigation focused on a London-based gang involved in migrant smuggling The five men are aged between 40 […]

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NYC arranges $225 million in debt relief for taxi drivers

(Bloomberg) – New York City has arranged more than $225 million in debt relief for more than 1,000 taxi medallion owners to help an industry battered by competition from Uber Technologies Inc. and… other app-based automotive services, Mayor Eric Adams said. Bloomberg’s Most Read Last month, the Adams administration finalized a deal with Marblegate Asset […]

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Relief for taxi drivers: “Now I get my life back”

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) – They are as iconic as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. We’re talking about those yellow cabs that were all over the streets of New York. There are far fewer, but many drivers are still struggling with the huge debt of buying their taxi medallions. “Today was a […]

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AoT claims airport security as reason for ‘approved’ taxi drivers

PHUKET: Airports of Thailand branch in Phuket (AoT Phuket), which operates Phuket International Airport, released a statement saying airport security was the reason for the need to allow taxi drivers only “approved” to operate at the airport. The statement was released online by the Phuket branch of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) late afternoon […]

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Uber and Bolt taxi drivers go on strike after companies fail to implement 18% commission cap

The National Transportation and Safety Authority (NTSA) has set regulations to cap the commission charged to online taxi drivers at 18%. Kenyan taxi drivers operating under Uber and Bolt platforms have gone on strike, calling on companies to enforce the law They have decried that they have no say in setting freight charges, and companies […]

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Taxi drivers provide essential services in Malaga during two hour strike

During the taxi strike in Andalusia this weekend, drivers will only operate essential services for two hours a day. As taxi drivers across Andalucia began their scheduled strike action tonight, Friday September 23, a statement issued by the sector informed users that there will be three stops at the main transport hubs of the Malaga […]

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Taxi drivers issued warnings in operations by Peterborough City Council

Peterborough City Council Licensing Officers took part in a joint operation with officers from Cambridgeshire Police, HMRC and DVSA to inspect taxis operating in Peterborough. On September 8, vehicles were stopped by Cambridgeshire Police and inspected at the Pleasure Fair Meadow car park, Oundle Road. Taxis were checked for potential safety risks, while drivers were […]

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Taxi drivers on the Costa del Sol will go on strike TODAY, affecting air and sea ports, bus and train stations in Malaga Spain

COSTA DEL SOL taxi drivers have called a strike for today, Thursday September 22, posing potential chaos in the city’s air and sea transport, bus and train stations. Apart from essential services such as transporting the disabled, the elderly or families with children, there will be no taxi service between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. […]

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High CNG prices: Mumbai taxi drivers and motorists demand higher fares to survive

Auto drivers and taxi drivers in Mumbai urgently need a fare hike. Photo: Eshan Kalyanikar Sain Ullah Khan, 65, has been driving a taxi in Mumbai for 35 years, but his life was turned upside down during the COVID pandemic in 2020. Lockdown two years ago took away his income and savings and now he […]

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Taxi drivers are ‘losing patience’ over talk of 20% fare hike – The Royal Gazette

Updated: Sep 21, 2022 1:17 PM The Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association is calling for a 20% increase in metered fares (Photograph by Tia Smith) Taxi drivers are urging the government to allow a 20% increase in metered fares. The Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association also wants the late-night work surcharge to start […]

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Taxi drivers could see a break on the 10-year rule for petrol and diesel vehicles due to shortages of electric vehicles and affordable cars

TAXI drivers could be allowed to continue using their old petrol and diesel engines beyond the 10-year rule due to a shortage of electric vehicles and affordable cars in Ireland. Last month the Irish Sun revealed that only one in five taxi drivers had been able to benefit from a generous government grant replace their […]

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Bhekulwandle taxi drivers ‘harass’ motorists

A resident of Bhekulwandle recalled a recent incident where she found herself in a roadblock which had been set up by taxi drivers who allegedly forced all passengers out of private cars, telling them to take minibus taxis. READ ALSO : A taxi owner killed in a hail of bullets in Isipingo Sonto Mthethwa, who […]

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Thai taxi drivers demand a starting price of 45-50 baht

Sadit Chaithiang, chairman of the Thailand Association of Public Taxis, announced after the meeting that the first round of negotiations had not yielded any positive results and that the next meeting would be held in October. The taxi drivers’ associations have expressed their determination to continue their campaign for an increase in taxi fares despite […]

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TAXI DRIVERS STRENGTHENING TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH BOLT

TaxisRam and Bolt Portugal have reached an agreement after two months of the Taxis pilot project to integrate TVDE’s digital platform. This new partnership aims to “lead the market for technological platforms in the Region”. According to Paulo Pereira, president of TaxisRAM, the “result was a success for RAM taxi professionals, who increased the residual […]

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Spain: Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Andalusia on September 15; demonstration in Seville

Sep 14, 2022 | 20:29 UTC Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Andalusia, Spain on September 15; demonstration in Seville. Transport disruptions likely. Security transportation ESP Event Unionized taxi drivers across Andalusia plan to stage a regional strike on September 15 to protest new legislation allowing app-based transport services to operate in cities. Drivers […]

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Thousands of taxi drivers fear being thrown off the road due to ’10-year rule’

Thousands of taxi drivers could be forced off the road in the new year if pressing issues affecting the industry are not addressed, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Members of representative associations of taxi drivers told the Transport Committee that the ’10-year rule’, which says taxis must be 10 years old or younger, is a […]

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Costa del Sol taxi drivers will demonstrate on September 15

Taxi drivers on the Costa del Sol are due to go on strike on Thursday, September 15 to protest against rules being considered by the Junta de Andalucía. If approved and enacted, the rules will effectively open the door to private rental companies which have already been implemented elsewhere in the country, including Uber, Cabify […]

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Taxi drivers have been warned of numerous ROAD CLOSURES in London this week

Image credit: MPS Several roads in the heart of London have been closed to taxis and other traffic in preparation for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Transport for London (TfL) this evening relayed the new closures put in place by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to allow a rehearsal to take place. […]

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Blatant Sexual Harassment by Taxi Drivers Affects Women

Serious concerns are being raised by some women as they say some taxi drivers have sexually harassed them and indecently annoyed them. Speaking to fijivillage, a resident of Navua says there have been incidents where a taxi driver touched his hand and insisted on taking him for coffee and dinner. Your browser does not support […]

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Online taxi drivers stage protest in Gojek’s office; Require Blue Bird excluded from the application

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – After visiting Grab Indonesia office, members of Driver Online Indonesia (DRONE) came to Gojek office to stage a protest today, September 12. DRONE PR manager Abah Ajat said one of their demands was for Gojek to kick Blue Bird out of the app. According to Ajat, GoCar drivers often have to share […]

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Man files complaint after 23 taxi drivers in Bangkok refused to serve him

An angry Thai man has slammed Bangkok taxis on his TikTok account for favoring foreigners after 23 taxi drivers refused to take him for a ride of less than 15 minutes. The man said taxi drivers in the Asoke area only wanted to serve foreign passengers because they could rip them off with high fares. […]

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Taxi drivers are not entitled to the 13th month salary

Read this in the Manila Times digital edition. Dear PAO, My friend and I are former taxi drivers with a certain taxi company and we were paid based on the “frontier” system. We worked there for over a decade until we became eligible for retirement. During our entire service, we did not receive our 13th […]

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Andalusia | Violent protests as taxi drivers angered by plans to regulate ride-sharing industry in Andalucia

Taxi drivers are unhappy with the competition from ride-sharing companies. / PE The junta said the regulations aim to provide a legal framework so that the two forms of transport can coexist to provide the best service to the public. Angry taxi drivers protested outside the Andalusian parliament building in Seville on Thursday, over new […]

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Taxi Drivers Block Brussels, Ask EU to Investigate Uber Files Revelations

Hundreds of taxis blocked the streets of Brussels, honking their horns as they circled around a roundabout straddling European Union buildings, as part of a protest by taxi drivers from across Europe Europe demanding that the European Commission launch an official investigation into whether politicians were unduly influenced by the United States. ride-sharing giant Uber. […]

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Motorbike taxi drivers online protest against rising fuel prices

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Transport and Online Service Drivers (PPTJDI) Grabbike, Igun Wicaksono said that the online motorcycle taxi (ojol) drivers would hold a rally on Friday to protest against the government’s recent fuel price hike. “It’s true, we online motorbike taxi drivers are going to hold a mass protest […]

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European taxi drivers block Brussels during Uber Files protest – POLITICO

Angry taxi drivers across Europe have halted traffic in Brussels in protest at ride-sharing platform Uber. The rally follows the Uber Files survey in July, which documented how Uber skirted regulations and wooed lawmakers, including French President Emmanuel Macron, as it expanded its business. Disappointed with their own governments, protesters said they wanted the EU […]

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London taxi drivers line up on The Mall to pay a ‘moving’ tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Black cabs lined the mall silently on Thursday evening as drivers paid tribute to the Queen. The roads around Buckingham Palace have now been closed by authorities as thousands of mourners descend on the royal residence following the monarch’s death. ITV News reporter Paul Bland posted the image of the scene on Twitter, calling the […]

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A fierce battle is brewing between taxi drivers and residents of Khuma township in Klerksdorp – SABC News

A bitter battle is brewing between taxi operators and residents of Khuma township in Stilfontein, near Klerksdorp in the northwest. Commuters say local taxi operators have unfairly raised taxi fares without consultation. They also allege that some taxis are operating without a license, taxi drivers do not have driver’s licenses, they are overloaded and taxis […]

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Warning to taxi drivers after Foregate Street video

TAXI drivers have been threatened with fines or penalty points if they park illegally or irresponsibly in the city. Cllr Richard Udall, chairman of the licensing committee which oversees rules governing taxi drivers in the city, warned law enforcement officers would be patrolling Foregate Street. His intervention came after an article in the Worcester News, […]

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British Vogue editor claims taxi drivers won’t stop for him because of his skin color

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful claimed he couldn’t hail a taxi because taxi drivers wouldn’t stop for him because of his skin color. Enninful, whose celebrity friends include Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, says he still has to ask his assistant – who is not black – to flag down a car for him. The […]

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HMRC pursues 4,000 taxi drivers over unpaid taxes

HM Revenue & Customs is suing thousands of private drivers for unpaid taxes as new registration requirements expose the scale of undeclared income among drivers who operate via online apps. HMRC said this week it would write to around 4,000 drivers booked through apps such as Uber, Ola and Bolt, whom it suspects have not […]

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In Japan’s ‘Udon Capital’, Taxi Drivers Help Travelers Find the Best Noodles

The Udon taxi takes travelers on noodle tours in Kagawa, the “Udon capital” of Japan. Taxi Udon It’s not hard to find decent noodles in Kagawa, the unofficial “Udon capital of Japan”. Shikoku Island Prefecture is home to more than 700 restaurants specializing in udon. You’re never more than a few minutes away from a […]

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I’m a cyclist and I’m fed up with careless taxi drivers who park on yellow lines and curbs – they think it’s their right

A CITY has been engulfed in a war of words between cyclists and taxi drivers after taxi drivers began parking on double yellow lines and curbs. A video filmed by a cycling activist in Worcester, Worcs., sparked chaos after he blasted a long line of taxis stretching far beyond a designated taxi rank. 1 Camera […]

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NYC cuts taxi driver debt after years of crushing and growing loans

After years of protests, hunger strikes and appeals to the city government, 3,000 debt-ridden New York taxi drivers are about to get a fresh start. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be forgiven from loans taken out by drivers, 40% of whom are South Asian immigrants, who bought a taxi medallion before its value was […]

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NYC Announces Debt Relief Plan for Struggling Taxi Drivers | National

By KAREN MATTHEWS – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City taxi drivers who owe hundreds of thousands of dollars on loans they took out to operate yellow cabs will see their burden significantly reduced under a tax relief program. debt announced on Tuesday. Under the program announced by city officials, the New […]

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NYC announces debt relief plan for struggling taxi drivers

By KAREN MATTHEWS – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City taxi drivers who owe hundreds of thousands of dollars on loans they took out to operate yellow cabs will see their burden significantly reduced under a tax relief program. debt announced on Tuesday. Under the program announced by city officials, the New […]

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Taxi drivers inspire astrobiologist to tackle life’s big questions

London – July 1, 2015: Black cab driving on Westminster Bridge near Big Ben in London. Getty Much like barbers and bartenders, taxi drivers have long been known to offer a source of opinions on just about everything under the sun. But in a new book, famed British astrobiologist Charles Cockell uses the memories of […]

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Taxi drivers rejected in search of 10% ’emergency fuel charge’ – The Irish Times

Taxi drivers unsuccessfully sought permission to implement a 10% “emergency fuel levy” as part of an upcoming fare increase to account for the rising cost of petrol and diesel. Drivers will receive a 12% increase from next month, reflecting the evolution of operating and overhead costs since 2017. A previously planned increase was postponed due […]

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Why is the posterior hippocampus larger than normal in London taxi drivers?

Why is the posterior hippocampus larger than normal in London taxi drivers? According to Dr. Eleanor Maquire, Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London (UCL), the rigorous and grueling preparation that would-be taxi drivers must undergo to achieve what is called “knowledge”, is the reason for these results. These early findings were discovered […]

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FCT Senate: NNPP candidate backed by taxi drivers – The Sun Nigeria

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Ahead of the 2023 poll, Abuja’s painted taxi drivers endorsed the Federal Capital Territory senatorial candidate on the Nigeria New People’s Party (NNPP) platform, Mubarak Tijjani. Yesterday in Abuja, Chairman of Painted Abuja Taxi Nigeria Limited, Shehu Yaradua, expressed his belief that Tijjani would protect the interests of the union if […]

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New hub to answer questions from Bolt taxi drivers

Bolt taxi drivers will have a physical location to ask questions, raise issues and receive information, the transportation company said. The new hub will be located in Tower Road, Sliema, where current and potential taxi drivers and fleet owners can meet Bolt’s operations and customer service specialists and raise any concerns. Transport manager Ryan Mahoney […]

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Taplow residents angry at ‘cab drivers urinating on lawn’

An angry resident wants a parking area removed on Bath Road, claiming taxi drivers are using it as a ‘toilet break’. A petition has been sent to Buckinghamshire Council asking for the parking area on the A4 in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, to be removed due to continuing issues. The online petition, which was filed on Tuesday […]

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Taxi drivers back NNPP candidate Tijjani

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Ahead of the 2023 poll, Abuja taxi drivers endorsed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) senatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Mubarak Tijjani. Painted Abuja Taxi Nigeria Limited Chairman Shehu Yaradua expressed confidence that Tijjani would protect the interests of the union if elected. He said the union would […]

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Hundreds of taxi drivers have stopped working at Sandwell – here’s why

The number of registered taxi drivers in the borough of Sandwell has fallen from 2,400 to 1,300 Transport chiefs have discussed making life easier for taxi drivers in Sandwell – as new figures show hundreds of drivers have stopped working in the borough. The number of registered taxi drivers in the borough has risen from […]

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Struggling taxi drivers see congestion pricing as a back-breaking fee

Proposed city driver fees that are expected to generate billions of dollars for public transit upgrades also threaten to significantly damage the livelihoods of taxi drivers and the long-suffering yellow cab industry. The proposed Central Business District tolling program — aka congestion pricing — could add up to $19 in new fees on every metered […]

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Struggling taxi drivers view congestion pricing as a back-breaking fee

Looking for a fare on Sixth Avenue, August 19, 2022. Photo: Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY EDITOR’S NOTE: Taxi drivers in the borough of Brooklyn have been active in their resistance against predatory medallion lending and fairer labor practices, blocking the Brooklyn Bridge in February 2021. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA), New York’s largest […]

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Various roads in Polokwane closed due to taxi driver blockade

POLOKWANE – Motorists are advised to avoid a number of roads in the city as they have been blocked by taxis. Drivers from the Seshego-Polokwane Taxi Association (SPTA) blocked off several streets in the Polokwane CBD. These streets include Market, Church, Jorissen, Grobler and Thabo Mbeki streets. Traffic is congested in various areas. SPTA spokesperson […]

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Taxi drivers oppose feasibility study on Uber and other ride-sharing services | New

A proposal that would have required the VI Taxicab Commission to conduct a feasibility study into the potential impact of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft was dead on arrival at a Legislature Finance Committee hearing on Thursday . Taxi representatives also said on Thursday that after 17 years, the commission’s board had approved a […]

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Huge drop in number of taxi drivers in Sandwell, figures show

Taxi drivers in West Bromwich during a protest in June 2022. Photo: Imran Qureshi The number of registered taxi drivers in the borough has risen from 2,400 to 1,300, according to preliminary figures shown in Sandwell Council’s Taxi Licensing Services Improvement Plan. Sandwell taxi drivers have spent months campaigning for the council to cut fees […]

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Oldham taxi drivers report an increase in violent attacks on cars

Oldham taxi drivers have reportedly been hit by the rise in senseless vandalism from yobs destroying their cars in recent months – putting them out of pocket due to repair costs. Basharat Hussain, who represents Oldham Private Hire Drivers (OPHDA), said drivers operating in the borough have recently faced an increase in criminal damage to […]

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Taxi drivers gather in Queens after passengers were charged with beating driver Kutin Gyimah to death

NEW YORK — There was a rally in Queens on Sunday after a taxi driver was beaten to death by passengers who police say refused to pay for his fare and attempted to rob him. This driver is remembered as a loving husband and father just trying to provide for his family, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes […]

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What is the PERFECT number of taxi drivers and why don’t taxi drivers come back?

Some in the taxi industry believed the number of taxi drivers would rebound as quickly as it had depleted during the pandemic. However, TaxiPoint’s prediction of a longer struggle to recruit taxi drivers, despite high demand for taxis in many areas, has come true. With this reset caused by the many covid lockdowns, the industry […]

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Department of Transportation cracks down on overcharging taxi drivers at TSN airport

Taxis come in to pick up passengers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City. The number of vehicles circulating at the airport cannot meet the sudden increase in passenger demand. — Photo VNA/VNS Deputy Minister Le Anh Tuan urged inspectors from the city’s transport ministry, in cooperation with the heads of Tan Son […]

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Cops warn taxi drivers transporting criminals, stolen goods

Shardine Bock ERONGO Regional Commander for Community Affairs Ileni Shapumba has warned taxi drivers transporting criminals and stolen property that legal action will be taken against them. This follows the alleged involvement of two taxi drivers in recent robberies and burglaries in Swakopmund. “Again, it is clear that taxis and taxi drivers are used to […]

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Taxi drivers will receive a one-time fuel and energy subsidy

Local taxi drivers who meet certain conditions will receive a one-time fuel and energy subsidy of up to MOP 12,000 (USD 1,484) from September, as part of a series of policies aimed at mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the local economy. The aid is ordered to benefit 4,000 taxi drivers and amounts to […]

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Long-distance taxi drivers furious over ‘rise in hitchhiking’

POLOKWANE – Drivers who embark on random patrols around the city prohibiting hitchhiking say that when they prevent motorists from transporting passengers, these drivers vandalize their vehicles and even threaten them with violence. A driver who spoke to Polokwane Observer on condition of anonymity said his vehicle’s single window was damaged by a private driver […]

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60 Cancun taxi drivers fined for overloading passengers

Share the article Last update 2 days ago Cancun taxi drivers have drawn negative attention in recent months for unfair practices such as overcharging, a problem often encountered by visitors. With more and more reports of price gouging, local authorities are paying more attention to the problem of at least 60 taxi drivers from Cancún […]

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Skyrocketing Auto Insurance Rates Impacting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers are speaking out, saying car insurance rates have skyrocketed, leading some to hang up their keys. The increase in the insurance rate, which some say is three to four times what they used to pay, is forcing some Waterloo taxi drivers to walk away from their cabs. “We were paying about $3,000 a […]

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From Iceland – Taxi drivers’ unions frustrated with bill

Two taxi driver unions are speaking out against Infrastructure Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s taxi driving bill, reports To visit. A goodie bag full of the perfect traveling companions now on sale in the Grapevine Shop! Our brand new Best of Iceland 2022, Best of Reykjavík 2022, a detailed map of Iceland, plus a rain poncho […]

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Drama in Tshwane as taxi drivers block road and attempt to break into Kgosi Mampuru prison

Security forces dispersed dozens of taxi drivers who were trying to force their way into Kgosi Mampuru prison to attend a trial there on Wednesday. Security forces dispersed dozens of taxi drivers who were trying to force their way into Kgosi Mampuru prison to attend a trial there on Wednesday. There are courtrooms in the […]

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🌱 Lawsuit Targets NYC Alfresco Dining + Taxi Driver Rally

Hello New York! New lawsuit targets NYC’s outdoor dining program, judge rules in favor of homeless family trying to find accommodation with city-issued voucher, and taxi drivers would like to see cap removed on the number of new licenses issued. Also find out the latest news from the New York Congressional primaries. First, today’s weather […]

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“Taxi drivers face losses every day, who will think about their problems?” : AL Quadros, General Secretary, Union of Mumbai Taxi Drivers

Following several strike representations and warnings by the Mumbai Taximen’s Union – the largest taxi union in Mumbai, the country’s financial capital – the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) said last week that it had proposed a hike tariffs and that a decision on this will be taken into account at the next meeting. […]

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TVs broken and put away with taxi drivers – ‘inappropriate’ calls to 999 prevent police from dealing with real emergencies

The force issued alerts that “waste time” and distract call handlers from “real emergencies”. The summer months bring increased pressures on officers, with the control room having to deal with around 300 999 calls “every day”. The latest figures available show that in January 2022, 8,727 calls were made to 999. Register to our daily […]

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Council urges taxi drivers not to block Sandwell Aquatics Center during Games

Taxi drivers protest in Sandwell The Sandwell council and taxi drivers have been in a year-long dispute with the Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association over the rules and the fees private hire drivers must pay. After weekly protests, taxi drivers have threatened to wreak havoc around the Sandwell Aquatic Center in Smethwick during the Commonwealth […]

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San Francisco taxi drivers gear up for nation’s first Uber partnership | national news

Uber and taxis have long been mortal enemies. But now disruptors and disrupters are joining forces in hopes that each can provide what the other lacks: more drivers for Uber and more business for taxis. The country’s first program in San Francisco will allow passengers to book taxi rides directly on the Uber app with […]

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Saudi TGA to fine 349 taxi drivers for violating uniform rules

RIYADH – The Transport General Authority (TGA) has confirmed that it has detected violations by a total of 349 taxi drivers in adhering to the mandatory uniform rule. The authority said these taxi drivers will be issued fines as punishment for the offence. The authority’s decision to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi […]

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Threat of chaos as taxi drivers vow to block Sandwell Aquatics Center during Games

Taxi drivers block traffic in West Bromwich More than 100 drivers demonstrated outside Oldbury Council House today ahead of the Sandwell Council plenary meeting. The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association (SPHDA) has vowed to cause havoc during the Games after meeting with Sandwell Council officials last week. Drivers are calling on the Sandwell Council to […]

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NABTA distances itself from taxi drivers’ strike

The Namibian Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) has distanced itself from the protest planned for Tuesday by the Namibian Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU). In a statement released by Nabta on Tuesday, President Jeffrey Platt said the association was unaware of the strike. “Members of the public are advised not to panic. All taxi drivers […]

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Taxi drivers have been given just 85 more permits for Dublin Airport as queue chaos leaves some stranded

TAXI drivers have received just 85 more permits to operate at Dublin Airport this year despite queue chaos, leaving many stranded late at night. And DAA is offering taxi drivers cash back of just €8.46 per week for working after 10 p.m. 4 A DAA spokesperson claimed the national taxi shortage is to blame for […]

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New plans as Basildon faces shortage of taxi drivers

A ‘SEVERE shortage’ of taxi drivers in Basildon is putting night revelers at risk and isolating some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents, it is claimed. The borough is facing a shortage of licensed drivers according to council documents, with many workers dropping out of the trade during the pandemic and fewer recruits signing up. […]

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‘Basildon’s severe shortage of taxi drivers ‘puts young women and older people at risk’

‘Basildon’s severe shortage of taxi drivers ‘puts young women and older people at risk’ A ‘SEVERE shortage’ of taxi drivers in Basildon is putting night revelers at risk and isolating some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents, it is claimed. The borough is facing a shortage of licensed drivers according to council documents, with many […]

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Commuters and taxi drivers in Mpumalanga despair as…

When farm laborer December Mbokodo (40) pays for his monthly bus fare for August, it will cost him almost R30 more than the July fare. This price increase comes on top of the 6% annual increase it has been paying since April. “It’s too expensive… life is difficult,” Mbokodo said. “What if the price of […]

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Taxi drivers help solve the mysteries of the universe

While taxi drivers can generally speak their minds on most major issues, their wit and wisdom tend not to make the pages of academic books. But a British scholar who has collected some of their metaphysical musings for a new title on the mysteries of the universe thinks that omission is a mistake. “Taxi drivers […]

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Council looking for new Wiltshire taxi drivers

MORE than 70 people responded to a campaign by Wiltshire Council to encourage people to become taxi drivers. As many as 71 people applied to address the shortage of taxi drivers serving local communities across the county after the campaign launched in April. The council says taxis are a vital part of Wiltshire’s transport network, […]

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False claim that we don’t use meters, taxi drivers say | Goa News

Taxi owners have said the chief minister should compare their bank balances with those of his ministers to check who looted from the public Panaji: members of All-Goa Taxi The trade union association on Monday refuted Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s accusation that taxi operators are not use the meters in their vehicles. “It’s a fake […]

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Random Drug Tests for Phuket Airport Taxi Drivers

PHUKET: Phuket International Airport officials have launched a campaign to carry out random drug tests on taxi drivers at the key tourist facility in hopes of having the airport declared a “white airport” and to build tourists’ confidence that they are getting a “clean” driver. Drivers gathered in the airport’s international bus parking lot yesterday […]

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150th Open: SoS to all taxi drivers in Fife to help huge crowds at St Andrews

The disruption to public transport meant golf fans faced a real challenge getting to and from the historic championships as tens of thousands of people rushed to the Old Course. Late Sunday afternoon, the R&A issued a request for help to all taxi drivers to help them. He made a specific request that all hires […]

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Taxi Drivers Drop Money Losing Kakao T Blue Membership Option

[Photo by MK DB] Taxi drivers are refusing to drive Kakao members’ cars, citing declining profits, but Kakao Mobility has denied that its mandatory Kakao T Blue call is a reason for the drop in its member taxi driver numbers. According to the taxi industry on Sunday, a growing number of taxi drivers refused to […]

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Italy: Unionized taxi drivers will go on strike across the country on July 20 and 21

Jul 15, 2022 | 19:52 UTC Unionized taxi drivers will go on strike across Italy on July 20 and 21; reduced availability of taxis, likely increase in demand for other forms of transport. transportation Security ITA Event Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Italy on July 20 and 21 to protest government plans to […]

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Man jailed for the armed robbery of two Dublin taxi drivers

A judge has said there must be deterrents to theft from taxi drivers and other public service providers and they cannot be seen as an easy target. Judge Pauline Codd was speaking during the sentencing of Michael Collins (32) for the robbery at knifepoint of two taxi drivers in Dublin, who described in their victim […]

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Italian taxi drivers continue to protest and fear new competition

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers in Italy on Wednesday left their cars unused for a second day to protest Italian government plans to allow more competition, including ride-sharing services. A handful of drivers chained themselves to protest in the square outside Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office on Tuesday, and they were still chained […]

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Mandatory uniform for Saudi taxi drivers goes into effect

The Saudi Transport Authority’s decision to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi drivers came into effect on Tuesday, July 12, according to the Saudi Gazette. The Transport General Authority’s (TGA) decision to make uniforms compulsory applies to both male and female taxi drivers. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online […]

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New rules requiring taxi drivers in Saudi Arabia to wear uniforms come into effect

AMSTERDAM: It all started with a yellow cow and a leap of faith. In 2008, Aarnout Helb, a young Dutch lawyer who studied at Leiden University, was reading the Holy Quran while trying to piece together a larger global narrative from a legal and artistic perspective. Going through the various passages of the holy book, […]

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Mandatory uniform for taxi drivers in Saudi Arabia goes into effect

RIYADH — The decision by the General Transport Authority (TGA) to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi drivers came into effect on Tuesday July 12. Fines will be imposed on those who violate uniform regulations. The decision to enforce mandatory uniform will apply to public taxi drivers, taxi routing service, guided vehicle service […]

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Portugal is among the countries where Uber taxi drivers have used violence to gain benefits

JN / Agencies Yesterday at 22:43 Uber is used in several countries, including Portugal, to use violence by taxi drivers against Uber drivers to boost the company’s image and curry favor with governments, a press survey reveals. The plan began to take shape in 2015, when the North American company’s strategists realized they could. Uber […]

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Taxi drivers are warned to keep payment details up to date or risk licensing issues

Taxi drivers have been warned to keep their payment details up to date when signing up for a new regular DBS verification service or risking trouble with their current taxi licenses. Licensing authorities have recently introduced new criminal record checks every 6 months for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers. It is widely recommended […]