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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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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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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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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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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 ‘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 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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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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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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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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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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Move It partners with Grab to provide motorcycle taxi services │ GMA News Online

Moto-taxi company Move It and rides, delivery, catering and retail platform Grab have teamed up to offer moto-taxi call services through the Grab app. In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two companies announced that Move It’s motorcycle taxi services will be available on the Grab app starting Thursday, September 23, 2021. “Through this historic […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malayali online taxi service ‘PIU’ challenges Uber and Ola | PIU Online Taxi | kerala online taxi

Kochi: Making all Keralites proud, a Malayali business is to be launched in the online car taxi business. Mindmaster Technology has launched a unified “PIU” platform for the unorganized automotive and car-taxi industry. Ashok George Jacob, GP Ramesh and Sivadasan Nair are the master minds behind the company. The functions of the application are based […]

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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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Latest Score of Great Indian Taxi App Game – Quartz India

This post has been updated. Six years after their fierce rivalry began in India, call taxi majors Ola and Uber are still trying various avenues to dominate the market. $10 billion Marlet. Over the past year, Ola, the Bengaluru-based unicorn, has sought to take the fight to overseas. In January 2018, the Softbank-backed company made […]

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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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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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Angry taxi drivers attack taxi app office in London

Taxi drivers who became co-founders of the taxi app Hailo, Terry Runham, Gary Jackson and Russell Hall. Hailo Angry taxi drivers vandalized a taxi app office in London yesterday, part of a growing wave of discontent among taxi drivers around the world over ‘e-hailing’ apps such as Hailo and Uber. In response to planned changes […]