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Blackpool taxi services are feeling the pinch as petrol prices hit record highs

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the price of petrol has soared, topping £1.52 a liter for the first time. Figures from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a liter of petrol on UK forecourts was 152.20p on Wednesday March 2, down from 151.67p the day before. The cost of diesel rose […]

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(Hello Africa) Rwanda promotes electric mobility with motorbikes used for taxi services-Xinhua

Motorbike taxi drivers drive motorbikes in Rwanda’s capital Kigali on Feb. 27, 2022. (Xinhua/Martina Fuchs) Electric mobility is all the rage in Rwanda, known as the “land of a thousand hills” in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes and East Africa converge, with more and more motorbikes being used for taxi services […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taxi drivers struggle with less than RM50 a day

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

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Renewed calls for improved security after two taxi drivers were arrested in separate incidents

WINNIPEG- There are new calls to ensure the safety of Indigenous women taking taxis in Winnipeg. Two drivers were arrested this month and now face charges in two separate incidents with passengers. There are measures in place but some wonder if it is enough. “It is now up to the government to enact and implement […]

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A ‘revolutionary’ new taxi app will launch in Southampton in October

The app – Holler Taxi – aims to put “the power back in the hands of businesses and the user” and will debut in Southampton, before rolling out to the South Coast and then the UK. ‘Holler Taxi’ is the brainchild of Kevin Leftwich and was a project six years in the making. Kevin, the […]

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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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Foodie Taxi app like Uber Eats and Grubhub, cheaper for NJ restaurants

How to make stuffed mushrooms Learn how to make stuffed mushrooms. Uncle Giuseppe’s Market, NorthJersey.com Delivery apps like Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash come in handy. They are also prohibitively expensive for many local restaurants. “I don’t use GrubHub,” said Paul Beaugard, owner of Bogie’s Hoagies. “These services charge about 30% of every dollar. It […]

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Online taxi rental systems have revolutionized the way we travel

Roadblocks finally appear to have been lifted for online taxi services like Uber and Ola in Kozhikode Sixty-seven rupees. That’s how much the trip from the hotel to Bhubaneswar airport was on that August morning. True, the distance covered was only about five kilometers. Still, it may be hard for most people in this part […]

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Uber’s woes in London show need for driver-owned taxi app | Andre Spicer

FFor the second time in a few years, Uber is under threat in London. Transport for London judged that the company was not “fit and proper”. It is likely that Uber will make some minor changes to get the license back. But if TfL wants a truly responsive and appropriate transport service in London, it […]

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Ayrshire’s own Uber-style taxi app is launched

A Kilwinning businessman has launched Ayrshire’s first Uber-style taxi app. Colin Boyd says his new Ayrshire taxi app will connect passengers with licensed taxi drivers throughout the county. The meter started running on the service this week after a ‘soft launch’ in Irvine, Kilwinning, Beith and Kilbirnie. Now Colin, chairman of junior football club Kilwinning […]

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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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Uber: Which countries have banned the controversial taxi app | The Independent

Uber is one of the most popular apps in the world, but it’s not without controversy. Transport for London announced on Friday that the ridesharing app’s private hire license would not be renewed after September 30, as Uber “demonstrates[s] a lack of corporate accountability over a number of issues that have potential implications for public […]

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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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Karhoo takes on Uber with a price comparison app

Since Uber’s launch, taxi-booking companies have raced to create their own mobile services that give customers plenty of options, but end up locking customers into their fleet of drivers. A new entrant, Karhoo, is launching another one of these types of apps, but it’s playing things a bit differently from Uber and its rivals. It […]

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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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Flywheel taxi app enters Portland, allows people to pay for the ride with the phone after calling the taxi

Portland homies have another new option for getting around town that isn’t called Uber or Lyft. Flying, which develops a call application for taxi drivers, launched today in the Pink City. The San Francisco-based startup partners with taxi companies, which can use the Flywheel app to let passengers flag down and pay for rides with […]

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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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Uber Delivers: Taxi App Focuses on Foodservice Market with UberEats | Uber

Uber, the fast-growing and controversial taxi app, has its sights set on your pizza. As the company seeks to expand beyond taxis — and cement its $40 billion valuation — Uber is branching out into the delivery business. The San Francisco-based company has just launched UberEats which promises to “bring you the best meals from […]

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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 […]

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After a long battle, Uber becomes the first taxi app to be approved in New York

Looks like New York City isn’t going to blame Uber for trying to launch its unlicensed taxi service last summer. The San Francisco startup has just become the first company to be approved under New York’s new pilot program, which will allow selected companies to offer smartphone apps that allow customers to hail a cab […]