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Carlow Nationalist – Increased number of people trained to become taxi drivers

There have been a growing number of people being trained to become taxi drivers, according to data published by Free Now. Since the start of 2022, Free Now has seen an increase in enrollment in its online training program which helps aspiring taxi drivers pass the National Transport Authority’s SPSV entrance test. Those wishing to […]

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British Columbia, Canadian Court of Appeal Upholds Decision That Three Taxi Drivers Are Employees | Smaller

In Beach Place Ventures Ltd. vs. Employment Standards Tribunal2022 BCCA 147, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) upheld a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal (Tribunal) that three taxi drivers (Chauffeurs) were employees of Beach Place Ventures Ltd. (Beach Place) and Black Top Cabs Ltd. (Black Top) (collectively, the Companies). Before the BCCA, the […]

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Netizen says taxi drivers “show too much attitude” and “just want to hire drunks with long distances on Friday nights!”

– Advertisement – A frustrated netizen has taken to social media to complain about fussy taxi drivers asking for the passenger’s destination before agreeing to the ride. “Hiring a taxi on Friday evening can be officially announced as only for long journeys”, wrote the Facebook page Complaint Singapore Autumn Flower member on Saturday, May 14. […]

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British Columbia, Canada Court of Appeal upholds ruling that three taxi drivers are employees

In Beach Place Ventures Ltd. vs. Employment Standards Tribunal2022 BCCA 147, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) upheld a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal (Tribunal) that three taxi drivers (Chauffeurs) were employees of Beach Place Ventures Ltd. (Beach Place) and Black Top Cabs Ltd. (Black Top) (collectively, the Companies). Before the BCCA, the […]

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Taxi drivers demand rapid test kits

By Cheng Wei-chi and Liu Tzu-hsuan/staff reporter, with a staff writer Around 100 taxi drivers protested outside the buildings housing the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in Taipei yesterday, demanding that the government ensure an adequate supply of COVID-19 rapid test kits. 19 for drivers. The government […]

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Bukit Jalil taxi drivers lose ‘last mile’ customers to escooter service

EVERY day, a group of taxi drivers wait patiently to transport passengers disembarking at Bukit Jalil Light Rail Station near Bukit Jalil Stadium to their next stop. After losing much of their business to ride-sharing companies, these taxi drivers are now banking on LRT station customers to hire them for the last mile of their […]

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The number of taxi drivers in London CONTINUES to fall despite the business boom

The number of taxi driver licenses held in London continues to fall despite the recent boom in business following the pandemic lockdown. According to data from Transport for London (TfL) there are now 19,356 taxi drivers in the capital. Of these, 17,214 hold all London licenses. At the start of the pandemic, the number of […]

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East Lindsey taxi drivers could lose their licenses

The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who failed to track their subscription to an online DBS update service The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who have not tracked their subscription to an online DBS update service, which has been […]

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Taxi drivers will hold a slow protest in West Bromwich and Cradley Heath today

Taxi drivers demonstrate outside Sandwell Town Council on April 25. Copyright: Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association will hold a slow protest between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., starting in West Bromwich town center and ending at the Sandwell Taxi Licensing Office, Cradley Heath. Motorists have been warned of some […]

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Sandwell taxi drivers will stage a four-mile slow protest

Sandwell taxi drivers will converge in their vehicles from West Bromwich to Tipton on Wednesday and stage a major protest against the council’s unwillingness to address their concerns. The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association will embark on a slow protest this Wednesday May 4 to show their opposition to the Sandwell Council, starting in West […]

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Taxi drivers feel rising gas prices

Warraich noted that it was difficult to try to make small changes to cover costs without causing more strain with customers already in cost shock. “We are trying to increase the prices a little, but the customers are not happy. They always start arguing with us about it, some even get physically aggressive,” he added. […]

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Johor Baru-Singapore taxis are making a comeback, say taxi drivers | Malaysia

The resumption of cross-border taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia today is a blessing and a gift for taxi drivers in both countries. — Photo via Twitter/Bernama JOHOR BARU, May 1 – The resumption of cross-border taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia today, after approximately two years of suspension of operations due to the Covid-19 […]

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Now fraudsters are sending taxi drivers to get bank cards

AIB has warned that fraudsters are sending unsuspecting taxi drivers to collect customers’ bank cards in an elaborate new hoax. The bank sent an email on Friday afternoon with the subject “avoid putting your bank card in a taxi”. AIB said some customers had been contacted by fraudsters who claimed there had been a problem […]

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AIB warns customers that innocent taxi drivers are being used to deliver cards in new scam

AIB has warned customers that it will never ask for a credit card refund, following reports of a scam by fraudsters involving innocent taxi drivers. In an email sent to customers today, the bank said: “It may seem like a strange idea, but it shows how far fraudsters will go to get their hands on […]

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London taxi drivers prepare to pay return fare at Heathrow Airport

From tomorrow (Saturday 30 April 2022), London black cabs must pay a £5 fee to drop off at all terminals at Heathrow Airport. Following public consultation, Transport for London (TfL) recently agreed to a number of changes to taxi fares and fares. Taxi drivers can now add a charge of up to £5.20 to the […]

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Scottish government to meet Glasgow taxi drivers over fears over low emission zones

The Scottish Government is to meet with taxi drivers and unions to discuss fears over changes to Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Register to our GlasgowWorld Today newsletter Glasgow MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy quizzed Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth on the Scottish Government’s support for taxi drivers in Glasgow ahead of changes to the city’s LEZ, during […]

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Taxi drivers “targeted” | Trinidad and Tobago Loop

Taxi Drivers Network president Adrian Acosta is calling on authorities, especially protective services, to step in and help drivers. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Acosta said drivers no longer felt safe doing their job and were at their wit’s end following a spike in crime, including theft and death threats. He said a recent […]

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Why are taxi drivers in Africa switching to Orange motorbikes? By CoinQuora

Why are taxi drivers in Africa switching to Orange motorbikes? Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing economic growth that is straining logistics systems. Taxi and delivery services are widespread in African countries. Bob Eco is the first for-profit social crypto company advocating for job creation. As countries grow and their economies grow, some of the most explosive […]

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With data from 13cabs showing female taxi drivers are in high demand, could women help fill the taxi driver shortage?

Over the Easter long weekend, the wait time for a taxi from Townsville airport was over an hour. Key points: Taxi driver says safety issues shouldn’t stop women from entering the industry Data from 13cabs suggests female drivers are in high demand Taxi Council Queensland says technology has made working safer, but there are still […]

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Do taxi drivers and passengers still wear them?

Most taxi drivers and passengers have stopped wearing face coverings since the pavement condition was dropped in February, recent polls show. Wearing face coverings is no longer a condition of transport in taxi and private hire services since February 24, but drivers and customers are strongly recommended to wear them if they are able. The […]

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Taxi drivers consider fare hikes after fuel price hike

News vishannap 5 hours ago File photo: NP petrol station on the corner of Boys Lane and the main eastern road, D’abadie. Photo by Angelo Marcelle Newsday visited two taxi ranks in Port of Spain on Tuesday when scores of drivers voiced their opinions on rising fuel prices. Vishal Roopchand of the Port of Spain […]

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Council partners with education group to help taxi drivers improve their English skills

Buckinghamshire Council has partnered with education group Pearson to help taxi drivers improve their English skills, ready for license renewal. From September 2022, anyone renewing a taxi license in Buckinghamshire will be required to take an English test to ensure all drivers can speak and understand English to an appropriate level. Taxi drivers are in […]

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Auto, taxi drivers withdraw strike, those with taxi aggregators continue

Following the inconvenience encountered by commuters on the first day of their “chakka jam”, the unions of autorickshaws and taxi drivers have decided to withdraw their indefinite strike scheduled for Tuesday. Unions are protesting against rising CNG and fuel prices and demanding a review of tariffs. However, drivers who work with app-based taxi aggregators said […]

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Why Delhi Auto, taxi drivers are on strike

The capital woke up to empty streets on Monday with various Delhi rickshaw, taxi and taxi unions on strike in protest at rising fares. Protesters including taxi drivers Ola and Uber demand CNG subsidy and fare review following fuel price hike The protesters are due to stage protests outside the Civil Lines residence of Delhi […]

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Rising fuel and CNG prices: Auto and taxi drivers go on strike in Delhi today

Commuters in Delhi could face problems as various car, taxi and minibus driver unions decided to go on strike on Monday. Unions have demanded higher tariffs and lower CNG prices. While most unions said they would be on a one-day strike, the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi, which has members […]

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App-based taxi drivers and delivery managers battle rising fuel prices

Transport operators, taxi drivers and even delivery people who have attached themselves to apps have been hit hard by soaring fuel prices. For some, like Rana Pratap who works as a delivery executive, life becomes “unbearable” as he spends most of his income on fuel. “Every day we spend between ₹350 and ₹500 just for […]

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Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha distributes iftar meal boxes to taxi drivers

The distribution of Iftar meals is part of Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha’s Global Month of Service initiative. Doha: In keeping with its Global Service Month initiative and in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha has distributed Iftar meal boxes to local taxi drivers. More than 20 associates volunteered and […]

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Delhi’s automatic taxi drivers go on strike from April 18

In view of the rising price of CNG in the nation’s capital, Delhi automobile and taxi drivers have appealed to the state government to subsidize CNG. They announced they were going on strike to protest against the price hike. Thursday saw the fifth CNG price increase this month, making fuel nearly 15 rupees more expensive. […]

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Authorities could ask taxi drivers to IMPROVE DRIVING STANDARDS under licensing proposals

Local authorities could ask taxi and PHV drivers to IMPROVE driving standards under new licensing guidance proposals Local authorities could be asked to require taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to IMPROVE their standard of driving under new licensing guidance proposals created by the government. The government recently launched a 12-week consultation to update […]

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editorial | Good for taxi drivers, good for New York

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the livelihoods of many taxi drivers who were already struggling to cope, myself included. As a taxi driver for 14 years this was unlike anything I had ever seen before. The foot traffic we rely on for customers has declined as offices closed, tourists disappeared and quarantine […]

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New campaign to help London taxi drivers tackle congestion, fuel prices and more

Frustrated London taxi drivers will be ‘Tooting In Tooting’ at 8am on Thursday April 14, 2022 for the launch of the ‘BLACK CABS MATTER’ campaign. Opposite a minute’s silence campaign is set to begin in south-west London with the deafening buzz of a black cab minute. Taxi drivers were asked to congregate fifteen minutes before […]

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Wiltshire Council calls for more taxi drivers due to shortage

Wiltshire Council has said there is a shortage of taxi drivers in the county and is urging people to come forward to fill vacancies. Taxis are an essential part of his transportation network, and he says they provide a valuable service to the community. He said in a statement: “Not only does the community need […]

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Taxi drivers CAN still accept app bookings via mobile phone… IF IN A CRADLE

Taxi drivers CAN still accept taxi app bookings while driving safely if the device remains in a cradle confirms taxi representatives following recent changes in the law on the use of handheld devices. The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) has allayed the concerns of London taxi drivers who use mobile phone devices to accept rides […]

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What San Francisco taxi drivers think of the partnership with Uber

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted this week to expand a pilot program allowing taxi messaging apps, such as Flywheel, to begin dispatching rides from third-party companies like Uber, delving deeper into a complex relationship between ride-sharing apps and taxis in San Francisco. The council voted unanimously to approve the amendment, […]

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Wiltshire Council calls for MORE taxi drivers as contracts worth £250 a day remain unfulfilled

Wiltshire Council is calling for more licensed taxi drivers in the area as vital special education contracts worth over £250 a day for longer journeys remain unfulfilled. Taxis are seen as an essential part of the transport network providing a valuable service to the local community and in Wiltshire there is a shortage of taxi […]

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Council apology as ‘misunderstanding’ upsets Plymouth taxi drivers

Black taxi drivers in Plymouth say they are losing vital income because customers don’t know where their new rank is in the city centre. Hackney drivers say no signs have been posted in Old Town Street to indicate taxis are now waiting in Cornwall Street while redevelopment work is underway. Martin Leaves, secretary of the […]

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[In Photos] Trip.Com travel agency taxi drivers send medicals for Covid-19 testing in Shanghai

(Yicai Global) April 5 — Chinese online travel agency Trip.Com Group provides taxi services for institutions related to the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic around Shanghai. Dong Yuanqiang, a taxi driver for Trip.Com, told Yicai Global that he was busy all day escorting medical workers to residential areas to take nucleic acid tests during the […]

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HMRC to crack down on London taxi drivers with major tax checks ahead of license renewal

The government is cracking down on taxi drivers, mini-taxi drivers and scrap dealers with new tax avoidance checks to be introduced in April. HMRC will use the new checks to monitor workers in ‘high risk’ sectors for tax avoidance. According to accountants at UHY Hacker Young, an industry is considered high risk if it has […]

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HMRC to crack down on taxi drivers and taxi drivers with new tax checks ahead of license renewal

Saturday 02 April 2022 20:07 Taxi drivers will be subject to new tax controls from next month HMRC is launching a crackdown on taxi drivers, mini-taxi drivers and scrap dealers from April, with the introduction of new tax avoidance checks, City AM has reported. The introduction of a number of new tax avoidance checks will […]

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London taxi drivers MUST PAY £5 drop off fee at Heathrow Airport from April 30

London Black Cabs must pay a £5 fee to drop off at all terminals at Heathrow Airport from Saturday 30 April 2022. Following public consultation, Transport for London (TfL) recently agreed to a number of changes to taxi fares and fares. Taxi drivers can now add a charge of up to £5.20 to the fare […]

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UAE: 25% drop in traffic fines for taxi drivers in Ajman – News

Increased driver awareness and deployment of supervisors responsible for steep declines File photo Published: Thu 31 March 2022, 17:41 The number of traffic violations committed by taxi drivers and franchise companies in Ajman decreased by 25% in 2020-2021, according to statistics released by the Ajman Public Transport Authority (APTA). The drop in numbers has been […]

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San Francisco taxi drivers wary of plans to put taxis on Uber app

SAN FRANCISCO KPIX) — In Uber’s early days, teaming up with, not against, the taxi industry seemed impossible. In 2022, that seems to be the playbook with a potential new deal in the works. If approved by the SFMTA board next month, Uber could partner with Flywheel to put taxis on the Uber app. The […]

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New York taxi drivers hated Uber. Now they will help him

Uber has been under particular pressure in New York, as the city has since 2018 capped the number of transit vehicles allowed on its roads. In January, there were just over 96,000 vehicle licenses granted in the city, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, although 30,000 of them went unused that month. This new […]

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Taxi drivers accepting payment via mobile device ARE EXEMPT from new phone usage rules

Taxi drivers accepting card payments using their phones and other portable devices will be EXEMPTED from the new rules for using cell phones according to the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA). Since March 25, motorists are now breaking the law if they use a mobile phone while driving for any purpose, including taking photos or […]

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Amid rising fuel prices, autos, taxi drivers hold statewide tape

Hyderabad: Telangana State Taxis and Drivers Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Automobile Drivers JAC staged a protest outside the Road Transport Authority (RTA) Commissioner’s office on Monday, against center policies and state neglect of workers. “The strike is aimed at fighting for the legitimate implementation of policies, including increasing car rates, issuing car licenses, reducing […]

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Convoy of taxi drivers from New York to Minnesota to protest Edina investor siege

More than a dozen New York cab drivers have traveled 1,200 miles to Minnesota to speak with an Edina-based investment firm they say is refusing loan debt relief for medallions expensive, the license to operate a taxi in the big city. “Our trip has been so worth it so far,” said Bhairavi Desai, executive director […]

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Reopening of the Malaysian border: JB-Singapore taxi drivers breathe a sigh of relief | Malaysia

Taxi drivers wait for customers around Larkin Sentral in Johor Baru, March 25, 2022. ― Bernama pic JOHOR BARU, March 25 ― Following the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic which had disrupted people’s lives, the announcement of the reopening of land borders from April 1, is the long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel […]

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Sandwell taxi drivers still awaiting reforms seven months after protests

Sandwell taxi drivers gather outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, to protest against long delays in acquiring private hire licenses, in August 2021 Imran Mahmood Qureshi, secretary of the Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association, said members were still awaiting the taxi reforms that were promised in December last year. A Conservative candidate in the next local […]

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Cape Town taxi drivers cause massive disruption and traffic jam on the N2 ahead of March

Taxis linked to the Cata and Codeta associations do not operate on Thursday mornings. Taxis linked to the Cata and Codeta associations do not operate on Thursday March 24, 2022. CAPE TOWN – If you are traveling by taxi, you will need to find another way to get to work and school. Taxis linked to […]

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‘Our Heroes’: Taxi Drivers Transport Ukrainian Refugees to Spain

MADRID — After fleeing war in Ukraine and reaching Warsaw by car and on foot, Khrystyna Trach, 22, had no idea how she would arrive in Spain where her sister lives. Then she heard about a convoy of Madrid taxi drivers who had come to Poland to bring aid and transport a group of 135 […]

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Violence against taxi drivers continues as Kent taxi driver beaten and robbed by passengers

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Margate. It was reported that at around 8.30pm on Thursday March 17, a taxi stopped at Wilderness Hill where the driver was assaulted by two men who had been passengers. After the victim left the vehicle to seek help, it was reported that money was […]

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No more dentists, taxi drivers Masters/Phds: Australia-India nearly ready to recognize degrees and diplomas by end of 2022

India and Australia are considering setting up a working group to develop qualifications recognition agreements to improve the two-way mobility of skilled migrants and students. Education is the biggest connector in the bilateral relationship between Australia and India. In recent years, India has overtaken China as the largest source country for international students. The statement […]

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Taxi and cab drivers demand subsidized fuel and removal of MCD toll tax in Delhi

Participants in the protest included drivers of tourist taxis, Ola, Uber taxis and three-wheelers. By : HT automatic office | Updated: March 22, 2022, 07:17 File photo of a taxi used for representational purposes only (AP) Associations of taxi drivers and tourist taxi associations staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Monday to […]

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Taxi drivers will stage a protest in Dewsbury against ‘racist’ safety policy

Taxi spokesman Akooji Badat (left) with other campaigners at Huddersfield Town Hall They say that the authority’s policy of aptitude and beliefs is unjust and akin to “apartheid”. However, Kirklees Council says it is not changing its suitability and suitability policy, which was passed in 2019 and already meets the minimum standards set by the […]

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‘It’s only going to get harder’: Taxi drivers desperately need higher fares to cope with soaring fuel prices

A Blaenau Gwent taxi driver has called for an increase in local fares following soaring fuel prices due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Stephen Giffard, 42, has run Giffys Taxi’s in Abertillery for six years and says allowing taxi services to raise their starting fares would make a big difference in the months ahead […]

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Leeds taxi drivers will go on strike again on Friday as people warned not to travel

Residents of Leeds have been told to avoid traveling to the city center due to a protest planned for later this week. Leeds Private Hire Drivers Organization (LPHDO) will hold a protest between 4pm and 6pm on Friday March 18 as they continue to protest against the suitability and convictions policy. The controversial policy was […]

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We can’t afford new N9m vehicles, Lagos taxi drivers beg Governor Sanwo-Olu for discount as government unveils state-owned taxis

The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Taxi Operators Association has implored the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to help them with a discount to be able to purchase the state-owned taxis of N9million that his administration brought in weeks ago to phase out conventional taxis. . The Lagos State Government brought 1,000 new vehicles […]

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Rising petrol prices weigh on incomes of private car and taxi drivers as some consider quitting

The 42-year-old listener said he did not expect drivers to stop using their cars just because fuel prices have risen. “I don’t think fuel costs will contribute significantly (to the overall cost of maintaining a car). You’re probably feeling (the effects of higher prices) because everyone’s talking about it now, but after some time, I […]

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Dubai to hire taxi drivers as demand outstrips supply

Dubai’s state-owned taxi company is looking for new drivers as demand for transport soars. A recruitment day will take place on Friday during which potential drivers will be offered a monthly salary of 2,000 Dh plus commission. Positions are open to both men and women, who work in a fleet of “pink taxis” that only […]

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Cheltenham Racecourse is set to use what3words technology to help taxi drivers and racing fans

Image credit: what3words Cheltenham Racecourse is set up to use global addressing technology, what3words, to help its visitors, taxi drivers and the wider community find key on-site facilities quickly and easily to make the most of their daytime. As part of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, the racecourse is expected to welcome thousands of spectators for […]

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New driving law could leave Canterbury taxi drivers ‘out of work’ without electric vehicles

Abe Housein, 58, has been a taxi driver in Canterbury for 24 years but may have to give up if a proposed ban materializes later this year. Canterbury City Council is phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles as it strives to have only electric taxis by 2030. From August, the authority will refuse to issue […]

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‘It’s tough, it’s really tough’: Taxi drivers who survived Covid lockdowns are now being hit by rising fuel prices

Taxi drivers described the difficulties they face due to the sharp increase in fuel prices. Gasoline and diesel prices have hit record highs as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to hit oil prices globally. According to the RAC, drivers currently have to pay an average of 155.62 pence per liter of unleaded petrol, 161.28 pence […]

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Taxi drivers stop picking up passengers amid soaring fuel prices

Taxi drivers in London are queuing rather than driving in search of passengers due to soaring diesel prices. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said “sky-high” fuel prices were having a major impact on the drivers of the 10,000 diesel-powered black cabs on the capital’s roads. Latest figures from data firm […]

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Lagos yellow taxi drivers adopt cashless payment system

Lagos yellow taxi drivers can now collect payment through a digital payment system. Univasa Nigeria Limited, an information technology company, revealed this during a press conference at the headquarters of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Taxi Operators Association (LSTDCOA) on Friday. Oshodi, Lagos. The company said that through “Check and Pay”, passengers hailing yellow […]

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Ocho Rios taxi drivers want better working conditions – Jamaica Observer

FOR St Ann’s Taxi Drivers operating in the Ocho Rios Transportation Hub, their job has become increasingly difficult over the years since a number of their co-workers decided to no longer work in the hub , but rather to operate at the Rubis service station a short distance away. A visit to the transport hub, […]

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Kirklees taxi drivers say safety policy is ‘pure racism’

Kirklees TAXI drivers have slammed as ‘pure racism’ a council safety policy which could see licenses revoked if drivers rack up more than six penalty points in a year. They say that the authority’s policy of aptitude and beliefs is unjust and akin to “apartheid”. However, Kirklees Council says it is not changing its suitability […]

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Kenya: Digital taxi drivers protest CS Gazette non-compliance with regulations

Nairobi – Digital taxi drivers as part of the Digital Taxi Forum (DTF) have taken to the streets to demonstrate the failure of the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Transport to publish in the Official Gazette the Digital Phone Service Regulations (Rules TNC 2022) which had been adopted by the Senate Labor Committee chaired by Senator […]

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Taxi drivers cancel trips on Chandigarh-Zirakpur section during rush hour: The Tribune India

Tribune press service Gaurav KanthwalZirakpur, February 27 Due to frequent traffic jams and long journeys, taxi drivers have been canceling trips on the Chandigarh-Zirkapur highway for some time, locals say. Read also : Open doors: What needs to be done to smooth traffic on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur section? “Unsustainable Journey” […]

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Lagos Taxi Drivers Appeal to Sanwo-Olu for Sustainability — Saturday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Taxi Operators Association (LSTDCOA) has called on the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to do everything in his power to ensure that Lagos taxis do not disappear giving an unfair advantage to unregistered taxis otherwise known as Kabukabu as these are state security risks. LSTDCOA said it is […]

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The laws behind BILKING and what taxi drivers can do to stop it from happening

Hacking happens in several industries and it is when someone runs away before paying for goods and/or services. This includes diners who don’t pay their restaurant bill, motorists who leave without paying gas pump bills and of course taxi passengers who don’t pay their fare. Unfortunately, some passengers do not intend to pay the taxi […]

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How taxi drivers make big bucks while their counterparts cry

Their operations and the perception that they had come to destroy the taxi driver industry created enmity between taxi drivers and taxi drivers. It was so bad that some taxi drivers who did not fully understand the work of their counterparts would not even allow them to park their cars near taxi ranks, thinking they […]

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Kenyan digital taxi drivers threaten to disable all mobile apps

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 18 – The Digital Taxi Forum (DTF) on Friday threatened to disable all email apps within seven days if the government fails to issue the Digital Taxi Regulations (TNC Rules 2022) which was passed by the Senate in 2019. If passed, the regulations proposed by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) […]

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Tourist questioned by police, Phuket taxi drivers said he was driving a ‘service vehicle’

A Russian tourist was taken to a police station in Phuket for questioning after local taxi drivers reported the man was driving around the island province, claiming he was picking up passengers. The tourist was only driving his family members, but the car he rented ended up being registered as a company vehicle. The owner […]

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Brighton taxi drivers may have to accept cashless payments

TAXI drivers will be required to accept cashless payments from passengers if councilors vote in favor of a rule change this week. The proposed new rule would reflect the growing use of card readers by taxi drivers and come into effect on Sunday May 1. This is not the first time Brighton and Hove City […]

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Uber seeks to pay tribute to Brazil, taxi drivers set to launch local app

It’s getting harder and harder to catch an Uber in Brazil. While fuel prices rose 50% last year, the apps that ride-hailing drivers rely on are claiming a big chunk of what’s left. Soaring inflation has left many Brazilians struggling to make ends meet. On the street, an Uber driver’s phone beeps to pick up […]

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Lancashire taxi drivers rely on tax credits to make ends meet

Modern taxi drivers shouldn’t face Dickensian terms, meeting told Taxi drivers’ incomes have dropped so much over the years that many now rely on tax credits, the Lancaster City Council Cabinet said. Although the carriage taxi system is replete with Victorian “Dickensian” language, modern cabbies shouldn’t face Dickensian conditions, it has been said. The balance […]

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Activists distribute hotline resources to NYC taxi drivers

Flyers distributed with links to free resources to prevent hate crimes and help drivers respond quickly in an emergency After last month’s unpleasant incident where a Sikh taxi driver was physically assaulted and harassed by another taxi driver in an apparent hate crime, Sikh activists have raised awareness in the community about their rights in […]

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🌱 Subway Ridership Rebounds + NYC Taxi Drivers to get a raise

Hey New York! Here’s everything you need to know to get off to a good start this Saturday. First, today’s weather forecast: Partly sunny and windy. High: 60 Low: 30. 🏡 When it’s time to buy or sell, make sure customers think of you first. Find out how we can help you build your reputation […]

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1 in 4 say they confided in taxi drivers about their love life

From frantic driving on your first date and teary-eyed trips after dates gone wrong, to sneaky trips back home after a night out, to the ride to the airport for your first trip together, taxi drivers are the secret third person in many of our relationships – and they have the insights to prove it. […]

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Taxi drivers gather at New York City Hall – Washington Square News

Taxi drivers gathered outside City Hall for the Taxicab and Limousine Commission public hearing in support of the medallion loan cut. By Zhuoer Liu, Contributing AuthorFebruary 10, 2022 Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance gathered outside New York City Hall on February 8 for a public hearing by the Taxicab and Limousine Commission […]

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Xalapa’s taxi drivers are hard at work in one of the most dangerous cars ever made

Roberto Villanueva peeks into rear-view mirror of his taxi as it turns down a side street towards Macuiltépetl, an ecological reserve on a mountain in the center of Xalapa. He’s been driving a taxi here in the capital of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, for 35 years, and has most of the routes through the […]

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Taxi Drivers Demand Government Create Unified Email App, Allowing Nothing Else

Unhappy with the emergence and disruptive effects of ride-sharing services over the past half-decade, taxi drivers are now asking the Malaysian government to help level the playing field by developing an app just for them. Specifically, the outcry was channeled through a memorandum from Penyatuan Pemain Industri Pengangkutan Darat Malaysia (PPDM), an organization that represents […]

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Taxi drivers hit by covid to get financial boost

Private drivers and hackney drivers will not see their license fees rise in a Merseyside borough this year after seeing their income hit by covid for ‘longer than expected’. Permit fees for drivers were expected to rise following a review of Knowsley’s private hire and hackney license program due to take place this year. However, […]

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Cabinet approves more background checks and whistleblower policy for Barnsley taxi drivers

The new licensing policy, which will affect both private drivers and carriage drivers, proposes a number of changes to the way checks are carried out on drivers and operators. Changes to the policy include six monthly criminal record checks for drivers, a requirement for license holders to notify the council within 48 hours of an […]

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State taxi drivers must now register with Imoveqroo

Riviera Maya, QR – More than 17,000 taxi drivers across the state must now register with the Instituto de Movilidad del Estado de Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo) to work. The decision was put into effect Thursday, with the state agency announcing that all taxi drivers must register with the Mobility Institute. Specifically, all taxi drivers in […]

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Rochdale faces travel chaos as frustrated bus and taxi drivers plan same-day 24-hour strike

Taxi drivers in Rochdale are due to strike for 24 hours from 6am on Monday January 24 and are expected to wreak havoc by ‘slowing down’ in the town centre. It comes on the same day that First Bus drivers have planned the latest in a series of pay strikes. Hundreds of Rochdale’s 1,200 taxi […]

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RDU teams brace for winter as travellers, taxi drivers hope for minimal disruption :: WRAL.com

By Aaron Thomas, WRAL Journalist Morrisville, North Carolina – As the state Department of Transportation winterizes highways, bridges and roads, similar operations are underway at Raleigh Durham International Airport. Travelers and taxi drivers, including Rachid Oufquir, said they hoped for a forecast that wouldn’t change their daily plans too much. “It’s my only source of […]

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Taxi drivers share horror stories of racism and alcohol abuse amid strike

Taxi drivers spoke of the horrific issues they face every week, including racism, aggressive drunks, passed out customers and vomiting. Taxi drivers shine a light on the difficult and sometimes dangerous situations they face, which make them more vulnerable than ever. Drivers in Leeds took part in a 24-hour strike today (January 18), organized by […]

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The association of taxi drivers is working on a new carpooling application

News Tyrell Gittens Tuesday, January 18, 2022 President of the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers’ Network Adrian Acosta and Deputy Secretary David Mack have a conversation about new road regulations along Sir Solomon Hochoy Road, via Freeport, Caroni and Chase Village at Library Corner, San Fernando. – Photo by Auanma Kinsale Trinidad and Tobago Taxi […]

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Oman to allow female taxi drivers and launch female-only taxi service – Middle East Monitor

Women in Oman will soon be allowed to drive taxis in the capital, Muscat, and a women-only service will also be launched from January 20. It is hoped the service will benefit female passengers, students and children, the Oman time Last week. This decision, considered an important step towards gender equality in the Sultanate, will […]

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Grant funding increased for taxi drivers in Wales affected by loss of income over the festive period

Deeside.com > News Job : Fri 14 January 2022 The Welsh Government has doubled the subsidies given to taxi drivers in Wales to cover their loss of income over the festive period. Taxi drivers will now be able to claim up to £1,000 if their receipts were cut by 50%, making the grant more accessible […]

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Medically Eligible S’pore Taxi Drivers Who Are Not Fully Vaccinated By Feb. 1, 2022 Cannot Drive – Mothership.SG

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Taxi drivers in Singapore who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by February 1, 2022 cannot continue driving and may have their contract suspended. This was announced by the Minister of State for Transport, Amy Khor, in a January 13 Facebook post. Publish. Suspended contracts These […]

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Winnipeg taxi drivers concerned about violence and recent robberies

The Winnipeg Taxi Association is sounding the alarm over what it says is an increase in assaults and robberies against taxi drivers. It comes after taxi driver Fitsen Ghevrhet was stabbed by a passenger on Christmas Eve. Police say the passenger damaged the taxi and attacked Ghevrhet when he confronted the man in the 400 […]

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Cheshire East runs out of taxi drivers as 150 quit

Taxi drivers are in short supply in Cheshire East as almost 150 quit when their profession was badly hit by the pandemic. Kim Evans, head of the licensing team at the council, said it was a regional and national issue and London had lost around 4,000 drivers. “When the night economy was shut down by […]

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‘They’ve all lost their minds’: Taxi drivers blame Trafford Council and environmental regulations for mass exodus

Trafford has lost more than one in five licensed taxi drivers since the start of the pandemic, according to Department for Transport statistics. The borough, along with Tameside, is the worst affected area in Greater Manchester. Local bosses blame the exodus on new region-wide congestion charges, over-regulation and a breakdown in communication between commerce and […]

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Taxi drivers say tourists are charged by the hour or by the day | Goa News

Panaji: After TOI reported cases of taxi operators scamming commuters during New Year’s Eve, taxi union representatives presented another side of the story, saying they charge tourists according to the fare schedule or Daily service, not for a single trip. “No one was charged 2000 rupees for 3km unless taxi services were hired for the […]

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Pricing game: Saudi women said they could become taxi drivers

Diplomats in Riyadh discuss sustainability prospects ahead of Formula E World Championship Season 8 RIYADH: Spreading the truth about climate change and the need for sustainability is very important when it comes to climate change and its impact on life on Earth, panelists said in a discussion hosted by the embassies of Sweden and Switzerland […]

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378 complaints lodged against taxi drivers who do not wear their masks correctly

Taxi drivers who did not wear face coverings correctly were among the complaints made to the National Transport Authority (NTA) in 2021. As the Irish Examiner reports, drivers have also been chastised for dropping off passengers at the wrong place and for charging extra fees to passengers who wanted to pay by card instead of […]

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Taxi drivers sanctioned for not wearing the mask correctly

Taxi drivers who did not wear face coverings correctly were among the complaints made to the National Transport Authority (NTA) in 2021. Drivers were also reprimanded for dropping off passengers at the wrong place and for charging extra fees to passengers who wanted to pay by card instead of cash. A total of 378 complaints […]

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Taxi drivers and hairdressers will be compensated as part of the expansion of the covid business support program

Scottish taxi drivers, hairdressers and tourism operators who have lost out due to covid restrictions are to be compensated from a £55m pot. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, confirmed the additional business support would be made available through local councils when she delivered her covid update to the virtual session of the Scottish parliament on […]

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St Ann’s taxi drivers threaten to block the road again on Wednesday | News

Carl Gilchrist / Gleaner Writer ST ANN, Claremont – Taxi drivers using the road from St Ann’s Bay to Claremont in St Ann are planning another protest on Wednesday following Monday’s protest against poor road conditions, particularly between Higgin Town and Claremont. Monday’s roadblock prompted South East St Ann MP Lisa Hanna to issue a […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]