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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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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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The cost of Blackpool taxi services could rise with soaring petrol prices

The council decides on the maximum fares that can be charged by licensed carriages operating in the city. Members of the Blackpool Licensed Taxi Operators Association have called on patrons to increase permitted charges as the cost of petrol soared to record highs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine last month. Register to our daily […]

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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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Travelers warned to avoid bogus taxi services at airports

TRAVELERS have been urged to avoid fake taxi operators at King Shaka International Airport, Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport. The warning comes from Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) which is teaming up with law enforcement to crack down on illegal taxi operators. ACSA spokeswoman Refentse Shinners has urged passengers to pre-book […]

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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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(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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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Moto-taxi services return to Hanoi | Society

Motorcycle taxi services have been allowed to resume operations in Hanoi after a six-month hiatus to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Motorbike taxi services were allowed to resume operations in Hanoi after a six-month hiatus to slow the spread of COVID-19[female[feminineaccording to the municipal Department of Transport. In a recently […]

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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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Ugandan motorcycle taxi app SafeBoda upgrades to ‘super app’ with additional services

Ugandan motorbike taxi app SafeBoda has become the latest startup in the African mobility space to become a multipurpose “super app” with the addition of various new services to its offering. Originally launched in Kampala, SafeBoda connects passengers with moto-taxi drivers, while offering additional financial services. The startup extended to Kenya in 2018, and since […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taxi drivers want rule change on unvaxxed passengers

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

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Cape Town taxi drivers ‘seize’ Uber and Bolt cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Taxi drivers hail industry rebound – Eye Witness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The president of the Bahamas Taxicab Union (BTCU) said yesterday that “everything looks bright and beautiful” for the sector amid a rebound in visitor arrivals. Taxi union president Wesley Ferguson told Eyewitness News that heading into Thanksgiving weekend was up 100% from the same time last year. He said there was optimism […]

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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 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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San Jose taxi drivers are fighting new fees and a strict dress code.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving travel season, dozens of taxi drivers are refusing to serve Mineta San Jose International Airport due to a dispute with the airport’s new taxi dispatch contractor, which imposed new fees and a strict dress code for drivers. Safer, LLC is a Brazilian company hired earlier this year by San […]

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Seoul increases night taxi services amid growing demand driven by ‘living with COVID-19’

The Seoul city government will temporarily lift daytime operating restrictions on private taxis in a bid to increase nighttime taxi services as the easing of virus restrictions increases the demand for nighttime transportation, officials said Monday. responsible. The city will temporarily remove restrictions under which private taxis were required to take time off every three […]

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Digital transport, a threat to the taxi industry

Dozens of taxi drivers in Ledzokuku Municipality have described the operation of digital transport as a threat to formal transport operations such as taxi and trotro. “Digital transport – through a smartphone, one orders transport, which comes with a little luxury, attracts most customers in the taxi industry, especially ladies who used to choose the […]

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Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease

Do the brains of London taxi drivers hold the key to the fight against dementia? Scientists hope studying black taxi drivers’ memory for maps will help detect Alzheimer’s disease MRIs are taken on the brains of London Black Cab drivers in a new study Researchers have found parts of taxi drivers’ brains are bigger than […]

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Why is there a shortage of taxi drivers? Experts fear for women’s safety

In a recent report, the Licensed Private Car Hire Association (LPCHA) estimates that the industry is short by 160,000 drivers, down from 300,000 before. The shortage has sparked fears for public safety, with late-night revelers waiting hours for a taxi to take them home. Glasgow nightclub DJ Rosie Shannon told the BBC “I wait for […]

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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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Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown

Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown on working cash By Dan Atkinson, Financial Mail on Sunday Published: 4:50 p.m. EST, October 30, 2021 | Update: 10:00 a.m. EST, October 31, 2021 Taxi drivers and scrap dealers are facing a £270m tax crackdown on working cash. They will be checked by HM Revenue […]

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Taxi App Free now reports spike in late night travel requests after nightclubs reopen

Taxi app Free Now has reported an increase in requests for nighttime rides following the reopening of nightclubs. Details Free Now said: “With the easing of restrictions across the country during the [October] To forbid… Taxi app Free Now has reported an increase in requests for nighttime rides following the reopening of nightclubs. Details Free […]

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Five important safety tips for taxi drivers

This is an unstable time for those working in the private rental vehicle industry; between gasoline shortages making it harder for taxi drivers to meet their day-to-day quota, and new reports showing that 93% of taxi drivers have experienced racial abuse on the job, a crucial – but often thankless – line of work – […]

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The number of taxi drivers falls for the first time in three years

The number of licensed taxi and hackney drivers fell for the first time in three years last year as the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1,200 fewer workers in the industry. New figures released by the National Transport Authority show that the number of small public service vehicle (SPSV) driving […]

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Ministry sends 12-rule booklet to taxi drivers nationwide

ANKARA Following growing complaints about taxi drivers in metropolises, the Home Ministry on Oct. 19 sent a booklet outlining 12 rules that taxi drivers must follow to all governor’s offices in 81 provinces. The booklet, written in Turkish and English for locals and tourists, will be placed on taxi ranks and on the back of […]

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Letter: Taxi drivers aren’t made of money

CONCERNING the article on CCTV cameras in taxis (Craven Herald, October 13 and online). Craven District Council Licensing Committee must think taxi drivers are making money by charging drivers for something they don’t want and the general public doesn’t want. As a taxi driver myself, times have been very difficult for the past 18 months […]

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Cash back for elderly taxi drivers

Sign of the times: Taxis and private vehicles line up near the Fai Chai intersection on the Prannok-Kanchanaphisek road to receive food from Wat Tha Chang and Wat Rakhang Khositaram in Bangkok in February. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul) About 16,000 elderly taxi and motorbike drivers will each receive 10,000 baht in aid to help compensate for […]

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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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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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Saskatoon taxi drivers call on city hall to crack down on theft

SASKATOON- A group of nearly 80 Saskatoon taxi drivers are calling on the City of Saskatoon to change the way drivers collect taxi fares, saying the current system leaves room for fraud and theft. In a letter to the city’s transportation committee meeting on Monday, a group of 78 people identifying themselves as front-line taxi […]

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Panic-buying crisis in fuel could drive taxi drivers out of work and people unable to get taxis at night, warns head of taxi association Medway

The head of a taxi drivers’ association has said its members are at risk of becoming unemployed if the panic-driven fuel-buying slump continues through the weekend. Nigel Jackson, president of the Medway Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (MLTDA), warned of a serious “ripple effect” on the wider public transport network. Traffic queue at Pepper Hill Sainsbury’s […]

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A third of taxi drivers have quit in two years

President of the Guernsey Taxi Owners Federation, Leon Gallienne. (Photo by Cassidy Jones, 29968062) This exodus means that islanders are often unable to take a taxi unless they have booked in advance. The state committee that regulates industry, environment and infrastructure is looking for ways to help. This was welcomed by Mr. Gallienne. Lindsay de […]

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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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Taxi drivers reveal the biggest secrets they’ve heard

Taxi drivers have revealed the most shocking confessions they’ve heard transporting passengers, from a doctor who was ‘kidnapped’ to save the life of a mob boss to a man who overheard a crush secret of a woman for her brother-in-law. Take for subreddit, r/AskReddit, a user asked “Taxi drivers, what are the deepest secrets you’ve […]

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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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W Cape government suspends minibus taxi services on the Paarl-Bellville route for 2 months amid deadly row

Police at the Cape Town station bridge after an alleged shooting involving rival taxi drivers on July 14. Gallo Images/Brenton Geach It was hoped the move would quell some of the ongoing violence that had left several people dead. According to the provincial government, the road closure was to “bring stability to the public transport […]

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Taxi services lack drivers in Latvia / Article

More than a thousand taxi drivers have quit since last summer. The Road Transport Directorate considers that there are three reasons for this: new requirements from the State Tax Service, lack of knowledge of the Latvian language and the Covid-19 pandemic. Language The requirement to know the Latvian language at an intermediate level B1 for […]

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The free taxi app has now seen a 31% increase in transport requests due to the reopening of hospitality venues

Taxi app Free Now said it had seen a 31% increase in transport requests due to the reopening of hospitality venues in Ireland. Statement from Free Now Free Now said: “Free Now, Ireland… Taxi app Free Now said it had seen a 31% increase in transport requests due to the reopening of hospitality venues in […]

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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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Online taxi drivers worried that Covid patients are hiding their status – The New Indian Express

Express press service KOCHI: Online taxi operators, especially those of Uber and Ola, are in a difficult situation as several potential passengers, who test positive for Covid and their relatives in quarantine, greet the journeys while hiding their health status. health. Drivers issued a public appeal which said those intending to use the online taxi […]

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Driver-owned London taxi app details COVID impact and road to recovery

Image credit: Taxiapp TaxiPoint sat down with Taxiapp, a cooperative, driver-run booking app in the capital, to discuss the impact of COVID and the road to recovery. How has the pandemic impacted Taxiapp? The pandemic has impacted all aspects of the taxi business. Especially since work levels were at a point where it seemed like […]

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No airport taxi service to Bengaluru airport; BMTC running additional buses

A KSDTC driver who set himself on fire at the airport on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries A KSDTC driver who set himself on fire at the airport on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries Disruption to taxi services to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) continued on Wednesday morning as drivers from Ola, Uber, KSDTC and other […]

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Bolt taxi app launched in Ireland to rival FreeNow and Uber

A new taxi app has hit the Irish market, with over 1,000 drivers signed up to the service which charges less commission than other rivals. From 2pm today (December 3), Estonian start-up Bolt will start offering a taxi service to Irish customers. Accessible via an app, the service will aim to rival that of established […]

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Court denies bail to man who tampered with taxi app

Judge says case appears to be the ‘tip of the iceberg’, after prosecution explained modus operandi. A magistrate court on Friday denied bail to a Navi Mumbai resident arrested for cheating by manipulating Global Positioning System (GPS) data to raise taxi fares using the application of a popular taxi aggregator. Extra Sessions Judge AA Nandgaonkar […]

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Taxi app Free Now misses Irish driver payment deadline for fourth time

Free Now, the taxi app which has registered 14,000 drivers in the Republic, has still not passed on fares due to Irish taxi drivers, after promising last Friday they would be paid ‘over the weekend’ . This is Free Now’s fourth missed payment deadline in two weeks, raising serious concerns among many taxi drivers about […]

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Black taxi app Gett raises commission fees for drivers to 20% due to effects of COVID-19

Black taxi app Gett has announced it will increase commission fees to 20% for drivers working on the platform in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The move means taxi drivers will now have to pay 20% on every job done on the app instead of the previously set rate of 15%. The increase comes […]

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Gett: Israeli taxi app sued for service used to avoid Arab drivers | Israel

Human rights lawyers in Jerusalem have sued Gett, an Israeli taxi app, for providing a service they say was designed to give customers the ability to virtually guarantee they wouldn’t have a driver Arab. Gett, a global company that also works with black cabs in the UK, offers users in the holy city the choice […]

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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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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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Yango challenges Gett in Israel’s taxi app market

Next Monday, less than a year after entering Israel, taxi app Yango, owned by Nasdaq-listed Russian software company Yandex, will expand its operations in Israel to new cities, including Beersheva, Haifa and the Krayot region north of Haifa. Yango currently operates in and around Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ben Gurion Airport. Yandex’s market […]

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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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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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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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Vokes launches taxi app to rival Uber at Medway

A taxi company has invested £200,000 in technology in a bid to battle competition from Uber drivers. Long-established Medway-based Vokes, which now incorporates Windmill Taxis and Rainham Cabs, has installed an automated dispatch system accepting app, web and phone bookings. Customers can also track their taxi via smartphone and are informed of the driver’s name […]

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Taxi services kick into high gear with the app

The taxi industry has launched its own online calling application – eTaxi – so that passengers can call taxis and pay with Octopus cards or via Octopus’ O! ePay app. Around 4,000 drivers have signed up for the Octopus app and payment app for commercial operators. There are around 40,000 drivers who operate […]

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Kenny Kunene says his new taxi app is 40% cheaper than Uber and Bolt

Kenny Kunene’s new email app, Yookoo Rides, is 40% cheaper than its international counterparts Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene claims his new Yookoo Rides app is 40% cheaper than Uber and Bolt (formerly Taxify). Yookoo Rides finally officially launched last month, although it’s only available in Gauteng for now. Drivers don’t need to have their own […]

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Hop on the Qbr taxi, an online local taxi service – The New Indian Express

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Taxi drivers in the city have come together to form an online taxi service platform called Qbr cabs or Quality & Bestride. It is an initiative to support taxi drivers in the city. “It’s also an alternative to online taxi services like Uber and Ola which charge 26% commission from 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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Online taxi services similar to Uber launched in Kabul

A private company in Kabul has designed a similar app to provide online taxi services to Kabul residents, similar to Uber. The app, Buber, was developed by the Afghan Holding Group and can be obtained from smartphone app stores, including iTunes. The developers of the app told VOA Afghanistan Service that residents of the city […]

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The Oie taxi app to connect passengers and drivers

Oie, an online taxi booking and dispatch mobile app that is expected to reduce waiting time for drivers and passengers, was launched in Thimphu on April 27. The app would also allow for travel at irregular times and to relatively inaccessible places. Partner and director of DrukSmart Pema Tshering, said a study by the company […]

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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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Fight Uber With Lambo: Cancun Drivers Fight Taxi App With Exotic Car Service | Mexico

Cancun taxi drivers hope a fleet of on-demand “super-luxury” exotic cars will help lure high-profile tourists away from Uber in the Mexican city. The “super-luxury service” will debut on April 1 via the Quiero Taxi Exotico (I want an exotic taxi) app and will allow users to choose from a selection of sports cars, including […]

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The DC Taxi app has arrived

The DC Taxicab Commission has invested nearly half a million dollars to bring the app to life and, in doing so, help the taxi industry be more competitive in the Uber era. It is available for iPhone and Android phones. “We believe providing the technology platform gives them more than a fighting chance,” said commission […]

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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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Hailo taxi app returns to black cabs only in London – TechCrunch

Handbrake ride! UK-based taxi app Hailo is handing over its Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) license to London and only using black cabs, which is where the business started – only expanding than at ORVs in May 2014 and angered some taxi drivers. attacking his offices last year. But from now on (5pm UK time today), […]

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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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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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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 […]