Taxi services

Fix taxi services first, then allow Uber to operate | Letters

THE EDITOR, Madam: The government must reconsider allowing Uber to operate in Jamaica. There have been a number of cases around the world where they have come under scrutiny. The UK Supreme Court recently told them that Uber drivers were workers, not independent contractors. They would receive a minimum wage, vacation and a pension. . […]

Taxi drivers

Taxi Drivers Express Concerns About Safe Ride Home Initiative

Drivers expressed concerns at the council of aldermen meeting last week about how the Safe Ride Home initiative would affect their business and local taxi drivers were wary of the initiative. In keeping with the Safe Ride Home initiative, rental vehicle drivers are directed to two designated pick-up areas: City Parking Lot and 14th Street. […]

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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 […]