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Local taxi services are working to get people home safely this St. Patrick’s Day

PEORIA (25 NEWS) – St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest booze holidays in central Illinois and local taxi services say they are working to make sure people get home safely. “It’s right up there with New Year’s Eve,” said Big Daddy Cab founder Bob Thomas. Thomas says his taxi service was busy all […]

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

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

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

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

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San Jose Airport Taxi Drivers Raise Dispatcher Protest Fee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City Council candidate Jaslin Kaur

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

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Can Ola become a real brand of mobility?

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

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Ridesharing apps make taxi drivers and passengers happy

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

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Uber ordered to pay damages to taxi drivers in France

The arrival of Uber in France has sparked strong protests from taxi drivers. A French court on Friday ordered ride-hailing service Uber to pay damages to taxi drivers whose business suffered from unlicensed competitors. Uber France will have to pay 180,000 euros ($213,000) to the 910 taxi drivers and their federation who filed a civil […]

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NYC gives $5,000 checks to artists and support for taxi drivers and homeless people

New York City will spend some of the nearly $6 billion it received in COVID-19 recovery funds from the Biden administration to provide financial relief to artists, taxi drivers and the homeless, as well as to support ongoing vaccination efforts. The city last week describe how she will use the aid from the US Rescue […]

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Chauffeur-driven taxi services welcome new regulations

Vehicles that are currently registered as personal cars can also serve as taxis under the new legislation. The government’s approval of a draft ministerial regulation that allows the use of personal cars for chauffeur-driven taxi services through apps has highlighted the country’s readiness for the sharing economy, as the move is expected to trigger investment […]

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Thailand moves to regulate ride-sharing apps for taxis

Never behind on a trend, Thailand is jumping on the bandwagon, having welcomed the bandwagon for the first time using a carpooling app. Many countries have wondered how to regulate the concept of taxi app and the gray area it occupies between not quite a taxi and not quite a private car, and now Thailand […]

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Global Online Taxi Services Market Report (2021 to 2030) – COVID-19 Growth and Change – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The report “Online Taxi Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. This report provides strategists, marketers, and senior management with the essential information they need to assess the global online taxi services market. The global online taxi services market is expected to grow […]

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Global Online Taxi Services Market Report 2021: COVID 19

New York, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Online Taxi Services Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Growth And Change to 2030” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06070274/ ?utm_source=GNW The global online taxi services market is expected to grow from $23.42 billion in 2020 to $28.65 billion in 2021 at a compound […]

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UK tech firm Gett partners with US taxi app provider Curb

April 19 (Reuters) – British transport technology company Gett has teamed up with U.S. taxi app provider Curb as it awaits a post-coronavirus business travel recovery. The partnership announced on Monday is Gett’s first major deal in the United States since late 2018, when it scrapped attempts to compete with Uber Technologies (UBER.N) and Lyft […]

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Lack of rideshare drivers leads to return of taxi services in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There is demand for Uber and Lyft rides in southern Nevada, but not enough drivers on the road. Although this frustrates locals and visitors, it helps bring business back to some service. “It took us about 20-25 minutes to wait for the Uber,” Julia Caesar said. “We ordered a Lyft and […]

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Online Taxi Services Market in India: Government Regulations

Dublin, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report ‘Online Taxi Services Market in India’ has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The online taxi service offers mobility services to customers through a mobile platform connected through Global Positioning System (GPS) or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) system. Organized taxi services were introduced to the […]

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Online Taxi Services Market in India: Profiles of Key Market Players Including ANI Technologies, Carzonrent, and Uber India – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “India Online Taxi Services Market” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The online taxi service offers mobility services to customers through a mobile platform connected through Global Positioning System (GPS) or General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) system. Organized taxi services were introduced to the Indian market with the launch of Mega […]

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These 4 women’s taxi services emphasize safety and reliability

Women’s safety remains the main concern in India today. According to a 2019 survey by UK-based online market research and data analysis company YouGov, approximately a third of urban Indians (29%) think women’s safety should be the country’s priority in 2020. According to a survey by technology platform Inasmuch asNeta appInasmuch as, 42% of Indian […]

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Motorcycle taxi app ‘Colorum’ operating in Cebu

The Maxim application user interface. The LTFRB-7 indicates that the application is not authorized by its bureau to function as a transport service provider. CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another motorcycle tour has started operating in Cebu without permission from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7). The Maxim app, which is […]

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What is the CHEAPEST rush hour taxi app? MailOnline pits Uber against rivals

With the weather getting colder – and ever-increasing Tube delays – more and more Londoners are turning to carpooling apps to avoid that disgusting journey. With a slew of apps offering different prices, MailOnline tested each over a five-day period to find out which one has the best price. We tested Uber, Gett, Kabbee, Wheely […]

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ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH ISLE OF WIGHT ‘GO TAXI’ APP IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS – Island Echo

A brand new ride-sharing app called ‘Go Taxi IOW’ will launch on the Isle of Wight in December, allowing users to see the nearest registered taxi and hail it from their smartphone. Go Taxi revolutionizes booking a local taxi service. Customers can now use their mobile app to call a car, pay for the ride, […]

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Are app-based taxi services losing their customer base in the city?

Frustrated by unreliable service, many are returning to other modes of transport When app-based ride-sharing start-ups like Uber and Ola traveled to Bengaluru, they brought the promise of guaranteed rides with minimal hassle. However, the honeymoon period seems to be running out of steam with an increasing number of users complaining about high fares, unavailability […]

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The inDriver Taxi app is in Nairobi: here’s how it works

inDriver recently landed in Nairobi making Kenya their third country in Africa after Tanzania and South Africa. inDriver joins other ride-sharing services, including Uber, Bolt and Little, to offer Nairobians another way to get to your destination more conveniently using a different model – the rider makes the first bid. A bit of history about […]

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Ethiopian taxi app ZayRide to be launched in Liberia — Quartz Africa

Ethiopia’s first online taxi service extends beyond the streets of Addis Ababa. ZayRide, which launched in July 2016, is expanding to Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. In collaboration with Liberian web solutions company Hak Technologies, Ethiopia’s on-demand taxi service will introduce 200 cars by August this year, founder Habtamu Tadesse said. The expansion is a remarkable move […]

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Uber and Mears reach agreement on Orlando taxi app

Orlando passengers will have a choice starting Friday between Uber drivers or Mears taxis when they go to book a ride through the ride-sharing company’s mobile app. UberTechnologies and Mears Transportationa Central Florida-based taxi, van, shuttle and bus company, announced Thursday that it has reached a deal offering the full taxi option, through Mears Transportation, […]

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Transportation transformation: More Lyft drivers in Mitchell are changing the city’s taxi services – Mitchell Republic

Art Streetman has gone through many changes in his eight years at the helm of one of Mitchell’s local taxi companies. But none of those changes match what the owner of EZ Ride Taxi saw with ride-sharing service Lyft, which hit Mitchell about a year ago. Now there is a definite transition in Mitchell’s taxi […]

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New Yellow Taxi App Offers Passengers Upfront, No-Surge Prices

As part of a two-year pilot program, the Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a new smartphone app for yellow and green cabs that will allow passengers to get fares in advance, fares without surge and estimated arrival times before hailing a trip. . wave was created “for New Yorkers by New Yorkers” and is […]

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NATO member state fears new Russian taxi app could spy on users

The Lithuanian government is warning citizens and officials to avoid using a Russian web giant’s taxi service, fearing the company’s new product could collect their data. The Yandex Taxi app, which emerged as a service similar to ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft in Russia, was launched last week in neighboring Lithuania. Although officially based in […]

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Uber and Didi hail China’s new taxi app rules

China has established new rules that will legalize ride-sharing apps, a move hailed by the country’s two biggest players, Didi Chuxing and Uber. Some of the key points highlighted by the Chinese government are: Drivers must have a full license and three years of driving experience, plus no violent criminal record or driving offense Data […]

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Chicago Taxi app to compete with Uber, Lyft, to launch next month

The City of Chicago is launching a universal taxi app service, and all licensed taxi drivers will be required to participate. Chicago will be the first city to have a universal smartphone app for taxis, according to the announcement. Arro and Verifone won the bidding process to create the app, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the […]

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Indonesia U-Turn On Taxi App Ban After Online Furor

Indonesian authorities backed down on Dec. 18 from trying to impose a ban on ride-sharing apps and motorcycle taxis after the move sparked online furor in a country where millions rely on such services. (AFP) Jakarta: Indonesian authorities today backed down from trying to impose a ban on ride-sharing apps and motorbike taxis after the […]

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No fare: Taxi app backed by Cabcharge found to be anti-competitive

Julia Wheeler/Veronika Laws/Corbis Australia’s Consumer Watch Authority is planning to take down a new taxi app set to take on Uber and goCatch, saying it is anti-competitive. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it intends to deny permission to a new app, known as ihail, which has been proposed by a joint group […]

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Launch of the ZabCabTM taxi app in South Florida. No surge at peak hours; Only licensed taxi drivers; Passengers can choose to pay in cash or by credit card

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–South Florida taxi passengers now have an easier and more efficient way to get a taxi, thanks to Flatiron Apps, LLC, which today officially launched three Zab CabMT taxi apps at press conferences in Miami and Fort Lauderdale: ZabCab for passengers; ZabCab for drivers; and ZabCab Reception for the hospitality industry and entertainment venues. […]

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Didi Kuaidi, China’s leading taxi app company, launches ride-sharing service – TechCrunch

Uber launched a nonprofit ride-sharing service in China called People’s Uber last year, and now its biggest rival – and China’s largest ride-sharing service – has followed suit with its own service. “Didi Shun Feng Che” is the new carpooling service of Didi Kuaidi, the entity resulting from the billion-dollar merger between Didi Dache and […]

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Police raid Paris offices of online taxi service Uber

PARIS — French police raided the Paris offices of taxi app company Uber on Tuesday as part of an investigation into its controversial ride-sharing service, the company told AFP.The headquarters of the French branch of the American firm was targeted at the request of the Paris prosecutor’s office.The survey focuses on the smartphone app UberPop, […]

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Hailo taxi app bends to US and turns to Europe and Asia

Parked taxis block the mall leading to Buchingham Palace during a protest by black London taxi drivers against the private taxi service ‘Uber’, in central London June 11, 2014 Hailo, the taxi app launched with the help of London taxi drivers, is pulling out of North America, citing stiff competition from rivals such as Uber […]

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Hello Goodbye ! The Taxi app leaves North America

Taxi app Hailo has decided to shut down its North American operations in the face of “astronomical” marketing costs and intense competition from rival companies such as Uber. Co-CEO and co-founder Jay Bregman, who was based in New York and started the company’s North American market, will also leave the company. Read moreUber sees 850% […]

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Talixo, yet another European taxi app startup, gets backed – TechCrunch

Now that TechCrunch has launched slideshows galleries I’m thinking of lining up one to illustrate the proliferation of on-demand car services/taxi apps in Europe. Earlier today, Estonian Taxify won a $100,000 seed. And here is another investment that attracts: Talixothis time hailing (ho-ho) from Germany but with ambitions to expand beyond its home market. (As […]