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Australian taxi drivers welcome new $3,000 wheelchair accessible taxi exemption

Image credit: LEVC Australian taxi drivers have welcomed a new exemption on wheelchair accessible taxis that will save them $3,000 on new vehicles. The State Taxation and Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2022 has introduced a new motor vehicle exemption for wheelchair accessible commercial passenger vehicles, which will save operators $3 $000 on their next vehicle […]

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Taxi drivers struggle to ‘make ends meet’ as petrol prices soar

Taxi drivers are struggling to ‘make ends meet’ as they face a number of issues such as the cost of fuel spiraling out of control. Private Drivers Hire Association Bury vice-president Raja Naveed Aijaz said those on the front lines of the industry are suffering due to a number of factors, including soaring petrol station […]

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South Africa: Taxi drivers refuse to travel to dangerous Cape Town

“Community members and security forums in Philippi must stand up and demand more police visibility,” says taxi association Taxi operators in Philippi East, Cape Town, stopped transporting residents to the area after 4 p.m. The move was made late last year after numerous incidents of drivers being robbed and assaulted by criminals during evening drop-offs. […]

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Melton Borough celebrates seven taxi drivers with over 278 years of service

Image credit: Melton Borough Council Melton Borough Council has recognized seven taxi drivers for their long service to the borough in a ceremony celebrating over 278 years of service between them. The awards were intended to recognize valuable service in helping people and enabling the city to function effectively and to recognize their role as […]

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Richmondshire taxi drivers undergo dementia training

Left to right, Cllr Karin Sedgwick, Cllr Clive World, Fiona Andrews and Vince Ravetta. Richmondshire’s fleet of taxi drivers are boosting their knowledge of dementia by undertaking new training sessions. Over the past 12 months, Richmondshire District Council has worked with local licensed taxi drivers to ensure they are dementia-friendly. Following the initial training last […]

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Bury taxi drivers struggle as petrol prices soar

Bury taxi drivers are struggling to ‘make ends meet’ as they grapple with a number of issues such as the cost of fuel spiraling out of control. Private Drivers Hire Association Bury vice-president Raja Naveed Aijaz said those on the front lines of the industry are suffering due to a number of factors, including soaring […]

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Accused pleads guilty to robbing two taxi drivers in Cork City

A CORK man who robbed two taxi drivers to pay for his heroin addiction wants help from the probation service while in custody. William Cambridge appeared in Cork Circuit Criminal Court where he upheld the signed guilty pleas he had previously entered in the District Court. Judge Helen Boyle remanded the accused in custody pending […]

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Hull taxi drivers hit by train strike as demand drops to lockdown levels

Hull taxi drivers have been hit in the pocket by the closure of Paragon station due to the railway strike. Industrial action today (Tuesday) meant no trains were entering or leaving Hull. Further strikes are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday, with commuters warned of further disruption on Wednesday and Friday as train operators try to […]

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How the rail strikes are affecting Southampton commuters and taxi drivers

PASSENGERS and taxi drivers shared their frustration over the nationwide railway strikes that have hit the city. Around 40,000 Network Rail Railway, Maritime and Transport (RMT) members and 13 train operators are taking action after final talks between ministers and the union failed to resolve a dispute over the salaries, jobs and working conditions. Southampton […]

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Mass of pre-booked taxi requests placed as railway strike continues

Rail strikes across the UK will continue this week after last-minute negotiations failed to prevent what is expected to be a huge nationwide disruption. Demand for taxi services is expected to be high, while additional buses will go some way to providing rail replacement services where possible. Millions of commuters and travelers are at risk […]

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Police investigate fight between taxi drivers in Patong

PHUKET: Police are investigating a street brawl involving motorbike taxi drivers in Patong after video of the incident was posted online raising questions about the image of tourism in Phuket. The scuffle involving the Patong ‘public transport’ drivers broke out around 12.45am yesterday, June 18, on Patong’s famous Thaweewong Rd., directly opposite the Patong Immigration […]

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Gas prices another blow to long-suffering taxi drivers

Breadcrumb Links New Local News “I’ve seen gas prices go up, up, up, so my cars have gone down, down in size.” Taxi fares rose 10% in the City of Ottawa last week – the first fare increase in 12 years – in recognition of the extraordinary burden of rising gas prices. Photo by Ashley […]

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Letters: Taxi drivers were amazing on Wednesday

I recently tried to help two disabled friends who live in Glasgow apply for a blue badge and pensioner housing benefit. Despite the existence of legislation guaranteeing the right to paperwork in an accessible format, the council refused to provide hard copies of application forms. The lady who needs a blue badge has been told […]

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Protesting taxi drivers immobilize N1

LIMPOPO – A slow convoy of protesting drivers from the Makhado Long Distance Taxi Association (Malta) and the Louis Trichardt-Musina Taxi Association blocked traffic along the main road on the N1 towards Polokwane last Tuesday as they staged a slow drive to the Capital Roads and Transport Department. Protesting drivers drove from Louis Trichardt to […]

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Merthyr Tydfil taxi drivers want a significant fare increase

Councilors have agreed to consult over plans to increase taxi fares for Hackney cars in Merthyr Tydfil. A request has been received from members of the Hackney Carrying Trade to increase the current rate of Merthyr Tydfil Council fares. Cabinet approved a consultation on Wednesday June 8, which calls for a 50p increase on all […]

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West Lothian taxi drivers set to dramatically increase fares to help taxi drivers cope with rising costs

West Lothian taxi drivers could be set for a taxi fare increase as fares charged are under consultation in a bid to help taxi drivers during the cost of living crisis. Following statutory consultation with the local taxi and private hire industry, council has proposed to increase the current fares and charges for journeys in […]

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Soaring gas prices push carpooling, taxi drivers on edge: ‘very difficult’ – National

Record gasoline prices in Canada are worrying taxi and ride-hailing app workers across the country, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet. Canada’s national gasoline price average topped $2 a liter for the first time this year, according to GasBuddy and AAC. This means drivers spend more on refueling and work longer on […]

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Former Peterborough United players who became pastors, taxi drivers, market stallholders and publicans, plus some reformed bad boys

Find out here which Posh Wembley hero worked a market stall in Barnet, which ex-player turned his back on crime to become a pastor and which player with over 250 Posh appearances to his name took “the knowledge” and is now a London taxi driver. Plus, which former Posh player became known as “the Coffeeman”? […]

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National shutdown – taxi drivers, police, crack down on looting…

At least 100 taxi drivers, community members and police fought off a crowd of residents who attempted to loot the Hammarsdale Junction shopping center in western eThekwini on Thursday night. Ward 6 councilor Nkosinathi Majola, who spoke to Daily Maverick Friday morning, the situation was “now calm”. The mall’s operations manager, Bongumusa Langa, confirmed the […]

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Three Glasgow taxi drivers in same row refuse blind woman over guide dog

A blind woman has been saddened after she was run over by three Glasgow taxi drivers because of her guide dog. The shocking incident happened to Allana Grant as she waited in a taxi rank outside Glasgow Central Station on Gordon Street last weekend. The 33-year-old, from Airdrie, spent an evening in the city center […]

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Fuel prices push ‘red plate’ taxi drivers into ‘robot’ heaven

OBSERVER ONLINE understands that more than 1,200 taxi operators have left the formal transport sector due to the sharp increase in fuel prices since January. According to Egeton Newman, president of Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), the continued rise in the cost of fuel has weighed heavily on taxi operators who were already operating […]

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Taxi drivers and other motorists urged to BELT UP as annual crackdown on seatbelt use begins

Taxi drivers and all other motorists are urged to BELT UP as the annual crackdown on seatbelt use begins this week. Officers across the country will be out in force looking for anyone who is not strapped in to support the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) annual seatbelt operation. The campaign, which runs until Sunday […]

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Official litigation process set to ‘START SOON’ as taxi drivers seek to recoup losses from Uber

Thousands of London taxi drivers have signed up for action to recover losses from Uber’s operations between 2012 and 2018, and they will be updated shortly as the formal litigation process is expected to “begin soon”. Around 11,000 black taxi drivers in London have signed up to join an action to recover losses suffered as […]

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Fairfax supervisors consider additional relief for taxi drivers | news/fairfax

Fairfax County supervisors are set to hold a public hearing on June 28 to consider a proposed emergency taxi fuel surcharge of $2 per trip to offset the impact of soaring fuel costs. Acting at the request of Old Dominion Transportation Group Inc., supervisors approved a $1 per ride surcharge on April 12, which is […]

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Police met will distribute leaflets to taxi drivers explaining how to keep money and belongings safe

A leaflet with information on how taxi drivers can protect their money and property while ensuring their own safety has been published. The leaflet produced by the Met Police in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) also explains how taxi drivers should report criminal activity they might see while driving. Police will soon distribute hard […]

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Plymouth needs more female taxi drivers to help women feel safe

Women and girls in Plymouth have called for more street lighting and more female taxi drivers to help them feel safe in the city. The Violence Against Women and Girls survey found that only 13% of respondents felt very or somewhat safe going out after dark. More than three-quarters (78%) felt very or somewhat in […]

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ELECTRIC TAXI DRIVERS – Orange County Business Journal

JAIWON SHIN/BEN DIACHUNCEO/CTOsupernalirvine Key cog in Orange County’s nascent flying taxi industry, literally taking off. Supernal is working on building an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle – known in the industry as eVTOL – that will carry four to five passengers in and near urban areas to begin with. BEFORE: Supernal launched as Urban […]

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Visa adds Tap to Phone contactless payment acceptance for taxi drivers in Hong Kong • NFCW

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT: Visa has made its Tap to Phone outlet available to Hong Kong taxi drivers Taxi drivers in Hong Kong can now accept contactless payments on a standard NFC Android smartphone using Visa Press to call point-of-sale (sPOS) software solution. Visa has made the solution available to taxi drivers in the region, allowing passengers […]

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Appeal after the attack on taxi drivers – Balmain

***PLEASE NOTE: An image of the man can be found on the NSWPF social media pages. Police have released footage of a man as part of an appeal for information after two taxi drivers were assaulted in Sydney’s Inner West over the weekend. Just before 10.30pm on Saturday May 31, 2022, emergency services were called […]

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Rickshaw and taxi drivers hit by soaring fuel prices

Despite the reduction in the cost of fuel, rickshaw and taxi drivers still struggle with financial hardship, which prevents them from making ends meet. There are indications that some drivers are abandoning the profession and seeking other means of support. Drivers say fuel prices are still prohibitive. The frequent increase in fuel prices is a […]

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Crevillente helps taxi drivers pay their fuel costs

The town hall of Crevillente plans to allocate 10,000 euros to help local taxi drivers cope with rising fuel costs following the outbreak of war sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Josep Candela, the councilor responsible for the mobility department, explained that this allocation was initially envisaged in the municipal budget to deal with the […]

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More protests as Sandwell taxi drivers call for action

Protesters demand lower tariffs and other financial support, as well as less time for licenses More than 100 private taxi drivers joined a protest outside Sandwell Council House on Tuesday to voice their continued demands for the council to tell them about the long delays and high prices for license renewals in the borough. It […]

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Taxi drivers in central Edinburgh will carry naloxone to help people suffering from drug overdose

Drug Policy Minister Angela Constance welcomed the move, involving Central Taxis drivers, saying it would save lives. The taxi company is Edinburgh’s largest taxi operator, with 36 of their drivers having already agreed to take the necessary training to administer the drug, allowing them to transport it in their vehicles. Register to our daily newsletter […]

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Edinburgh taxi drivers trained by paramedics to administer life-saving drug

Edinburgh taxi drivers were trained this week by hero paramedics to administer life-saving medicine which they will carry in their taxis in a bid to reduce drug deaths in the capital. Central Taxis has partnered with the Scottish Ambulance Service to train dozens of drivers to transport and administer the drug Naloxone which reverses the […]

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As Edmonton taxi drivers feel strapped for cash, industry seeks to raise fares for first time since 2007

Parminderjit Singh once considered his taxi plate a ticket to retirement. Singh said he bought his plate – the license required to operate a taxi in Edmonton – for $190,000 in 2012. He tries to sell it for $30,000 but says he’ll be lucky to get that price today. “Most taxi drivers are very frustrated,” […]

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Edinburgh taxi drivers help tackle drug-related deaths as they set to use life-saving naloxolone

Edinburgh taxi drivers have been offered the opportunity to be equipped and trained to use life-saving anti-overdose drugs to prevent drug-related deaths. The capital’s largest operator, Central Taxis, and their drivers have all been approached to carry out the training needed to transport the drug naloxone in their taxis. As taxi drivers cover large areas […]

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Fraudster jailed for targeting taxi drivers in Luton and Dunstable with scam

A fraudster who posed as a pharmacy manager to defraud taxi drivers has been jailed after pleading guilty to 37 offences. Gerardo Gaudiosi, 55, of no fixed address, was jailed for a year and five months after pleading guilty to fraud by false representation between October 2019 and February 2022. Gaudiosi allegedly targets taxi drivers […]

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Number of aspiring taxi drivers rises after pandemic in Ireland

Getting a taxi anywhere these days is a challenge. While we are all used to having to fight for an hour and a half on weekends, the pandemic has made it extremely difficult to get a taxi at any time. According to FREE NOW, the national fleet has shrunk by 30% over the past decade. […]

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More and more people are training to become taxi drivers

There have been a growing number of people being trained to become taxi drivers, according to data published by Free Now. Since the start of 2022, Free Now has seen an increase in enrollment in its online training program which helps aspiring taxi drivers pass the National Transport Authority’s SPSV entrance test. Those wishing to […]

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Carlow Nationalist – Increased number of people trained to become taxi drivers

There have been a growing number of people being trained to become taxi drivers, according to data published by Free Now. Since the start of 2022, Free Now has seen an increase in enrollment in its online training program which helps aspiring taxi drivers pass the National Transport Authority’s SPSV entrance test. Those wishing to […]

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Arlington taxi drivers get limited respite from record gas prices | news/arlington

On May 14, Arlington County Board members approved a surtax on taxi fares to help taxi drivers survive the high gas price environment in which the county currently finds itself. country. There will now be an additional $1 per trip added to the final fare in effect from June 1 through November 30. The surcharge, […]

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British Columbia, Canadian Court of Appeal Upholds Decision That Three Taxi Drivers Are Employees | Smaller

In Beach Place Ventures Ltd. vs. Employment Standards Tribunal2022 BCCA 147, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) upheld a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal (Tribunal) that three taxi drivers (Chauffeurs) were employees of Beach Place Ventures Ltd. (Beach Place) and Black Top Cabs Ltd. (Black Top) (collectively, the Companies). Before the BCCA, the […]

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Netizen says taxi drivers “show too much attitude” and “just want to hire drunks with long distances on Friday nights!”

– Advertisement – A frustrated netizen has taken to social media to complain about fussy taxi drivers asking for the passenger’s destination before agreeing to the ride. “Hiring a taxi on Friday evening can be officially announced as only for long journeys”, wrote the Facebook page Complaint Singapore Autumn Flower member on Saturday, May 14. […]

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British Columbia, Canada Court of Appeal upholds ruling that three taxi drivers are employees

In Beach Place Ventures Ltd. vs. Employment Standards Tribunal2022 BCCA 147, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) upheld a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal (Tribunal) that three taxi drivers (Chauffeurs) were employees of Beach Place Ventures Ltd. (Beach Place) and Black Top Cabs Ltd. (Black Top) (collectively, the Companies). Before the BCCA, the […]

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Taxi drivers demand rapid test kits

By Cheng Wei-chi and Liu Tzu-hsuan/staff reporter, with a staff writer Around 100 taxi drivers protested outside the buildings housing the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in Taipei yesterday, demanding that the government ensure an adequate supply of COVID-19 rapid test kits. 19 for drivers. The government […]

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Bukit Jalil taxi drivers lose ‘last mile’ customers to escooter service

EVERY day, a group of taxi drivers wait patiently to transport passengers disembarking at Bukit Jalil Light Rail Station near Bukit Jalil Stadium to their next stop. After losing much of their business to ride-sharing companies, these taxi drivers are now banking on LRT station customers to hire them for the last mile of their […]

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How do taxi drivers and other motorists set up AUTOPAY?

From Saturday 30 April 2022, London Black Cabs, as well as all private and out-of-area hire taxis, must pay a £5 fee to be dropped off at all terminals at Heathrow Airport. Implementing an automatic payment facility could help regular users and occasional visitors to Heathrow avoid costly Penalty Notices (PCNs). Failure to pay will […]

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The number of taxi drivers in London CONTINUES to fall despite the business boom

The number of taxi driver licenses held in London continues to fall despite the recent boom in business following the pandemic lockdown. According to data from Transport for London (TfL) there are now 19,356 taxi drivers in the capital. Of these, 17,214 hold all London licenses. At the start of the pandemic, the number of […]

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East Lindsey taxi drivers could lose their licenses

The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who failed to track their subscription to an online DBS update service The East Lindsey District Council Licensing Committee will review a list of four drivers who have not tracked their subscription to an online DBS update service, which has been […]

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Taxi drivers will hold a slow protest in West Bromwich and Cradley Heath today

Taxi drivers demonstrate outside Sandwell Town Council on April 25. Copyright: Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association will hold a slow protest between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., starting in West Bromwich town center and ending at the Sandwell Taxi Licensing Office, Cradley Heath. Motorists have been warned of some […]

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Sandwell taxi drivers will stage a four-mile slow protest

Sandwell taxi drivers will converge in their vehicles from West Bromwich to Tipton on Wednesday and stage a major protest against the council’s unwillingness to address their concerns. The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association will embark on a slow protest this Wednesday May 4 to show their opposition to the Sandwell Council, starting in West […]

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Taxi drivers feel rising gas prices

Warraich noted that it was difficult to try to make small changes to cover costs without causing more strain with customers already in cost shock. “We are trying to increase the prices a little, but the customers are not happy. They always start arguing with us about it, some even get physically aggressive,” he added. […]

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Johor Baru-Singapore taxis are making a comeback, say taxi drivers | Malaysia

The resumption of cross-border taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia today is a blessing and a gift for taxi drivers in both countries. — Photo via Twitter/Bernama JOHOR BARU, May 1 – The resumption of cross-border taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia today, after approximately two years of suspension of operations due to the Covid-19 […]

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Now fraudsters are sending taxi drivers to get bank cards

AIB has warned that fraudsters are sending unsuspecting taxi drivers to collect customers’ bank cards in an elaborate new hoax. The bank sent an email on Friday afternoon with the subject “avoid putting your bank card in a taxi”. AIB said some customers had been contacted by fraudsters who claimed there had been a problem […]

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AIB warns customers that innocent taxi drivers are being used to deliver cards in new scam

AIB has warned customers that it will never ask for a credit card refund, following reports of a scam by fraudsters involving innocent taxi drivers. In an email sent to customers today, the bank said: “It may seem like a strange idea, but it shows how far fraudsters will go to get their hands on […]

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London taxi drivers prepare to pay return fare at Heathrow Airport

From tomorrow (Saturday 30 April 2022), London black cabs must pay a £5 fee to drop off at all terminals at Heathrow Airport. Following public consultation, Transport for London (TfL) recently agreed to a number of changes to taxi fares and fares. Taxi drivers can now add a charge of up to £5.20 to the […]

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Scottish government to meet Glasgow taxi drivers over fears over low emission zones

The Scottish Government is to meet with taxi drivers and unions to discuss fears over changes to Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Register to our GlasgowWorld Today newsletter Glasgow MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy quizzed Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth on the Scottish Government’s support for taxi drivers in Glasgow ahead of changes to the city’s LEZ, during […]

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Taxi drivers “targeted” | Trinidad and Tobago Loop

Taxi Drivers Network president Adrian Acosta is calling on authorities, especially protective services, to step in and help drivers. Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Acosta said drivers no longer felt safe doing their job and were at their wit’s end following a spike in crime, including theft and death threats. He said a recent […]

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Why are taxi drivers in Africa switching to Orange motorbikes? By CoinQuora

Why are taxi drivers in Africa switching to Orange motorbikes? Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing economic growth that is straining logistics systems. Taxi and delivery services are widespread in African countries. Bob Eco is the first for-profit social crypto company advocating for job creation. As countries grow and their economies grow, some of the most explosive […]

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With data from 13cabs showing female taxi drivers are in high demand, could women help fill the taxi driver shortage?

Over the Easter long weekend, the wait time for a taxi from Townsville airport was over an hour. Key points: Taxi driver says safety issues shouldn’t stop women from entering the industry Data from 13cabs suggests female drivers are in high demand Taxi Council Queensland says technology has made working safer, but there are still […]

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Do taxi drivers and passengers still wear them?

Most taxi drivers and passengers have stopped wearing face coverings since the pavement condition was dropped in February, recent polls show. Wearing face coverings is no longer a condition of transport in taxi and private hire services since February 24, but drivers and customers are strongly recommended to wear them if they are able. The […]

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873 Davao PUJ, taxi drivers receive cash assistance for P3K fuel

SOME 873 public service jeepney (PUJ) and taxi drivers in Davao City have received cash assistance for fuel as oil prices continue to fluctuate in the global market. Each driver received fuel assistance of PPP 3,000 from the city government through the City Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO). The program falls under the Crisis Relief […]

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Taxi drivers consider fare hikes after fuel price hike

News vishannap 5 hours ago File photo: NP petrol station on the corner of Boys Lane and the main eastern road, D’abadie. Photo by Angelo Marcelle Newsday visited two taxi ranks in Port of Spain on Tuesday when scores of drivers voiced their opinions on rising fuel prices. Vishal Roopchand of the Port of Spain […]

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Council partners with education group to help taxi drivers improve their English skills

Buckinghamshire Council has partnered with education group Pearson to help taxi drivers improve their English skills, ready for license renewal. From September 2022, anyone renewing a taxi license in Buckinghamshire will be required to take an English test to ensure all drivers can speak and understand English to an appropriate level. Taxi drivers are in […]

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App-based taxi drivers’ strike to demand CNG subsidy, fare hike enters second day: The Tribune India

PTI New Delhi, April 19 The strike by drivers attached to ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Ola demanding a subsidy on CNG prices and a fare review entered its second day on Tuesday. However, the yellow-black auto-rickshaw and taxi unions, which were part of Monday’s strike, have decided to postpone their agitation, […]

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Auto, taxi drivers withdraw strike, those with taxi aggregators continue

Following the inconvenience encountered by commuters on the first day of their “chakka jam”, the unions of autorickshaws and taxi drivers have decided to withdraw their indefinite strike scheduled for Tuesday. Unions are protesting against rising CNG and fuel prices and demanding a review of tariffs. However, drivers who work with app-based taxi aggregators said […]

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Why Delhi Auto, taxi drivers are on strike

The capital woke up to empty streets on Monday with various Delhi rickshaw, taxi and taxi unions on strike in protest at rising fares. Protesters including taxi drivers Ola and Uber demand CNG subsidy and fare review following fuel price hike The protesters are due to stage protests outside the Civil Lines residence of Delhi […]

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Auto and taxi drivers in Delhi are today starting a 2-day strike over rising fuel prices

Car and taxi drivers’ strike: The strike was not called off despite assurances from the Delhi government. New Delhi: In protest against soaring fuel prices, members of the Automobile, Taxi and Taxi Drivers Associations of Delhi have decided to go on strike from Monday for two days. Several car and taxi driver unions are demanding […]

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Rising fuel and CNG prices: Auto and taxi drivers go on strike in Delhi today

Commuters in Delhi could face problems as various car, taxi and minibus driver unions decided to go on strike on Monday. Unions have demanded higher tariffs and lower CNG prices. While most unions said they would be on a one-day strike, the Sarvodaya Driver Association Delhi, which has members […]

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App-based taxi drivers and delivery managers battle rising fuel prices

Transport operators, taxi drivers and even delivery people who have attached themselves to apps have been hit hard by soaring fuel prices. For some, like Rana Pratap who works as a delivery executive, life becomes “unbearable” as he spends most of his income on fuel. “Every day we spend between ₹350 and ₹500 just for […]

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Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha distributes iftar meal boxes to taxi drivers

The distribution of Iftar meals is part of Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha’s Global Month of Service initiative. Doha: In keeping with its Global Service Month initiative and in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha has distributed Iftar meal boxes to local taxi drivers. More than 20 associates volunteered and […]

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Delhi’s automatic taxi drivers go on strike from April 18

In view of the rising price of CNG in the nation’s capital, Delhi automobile and taxi drivers have appealed to the state government to subsidize CNG. They announced they were going on strike to protest against the price hike. Thursday saw the fifth CNG price increase this month, making fuel nearly 15 rupees more expensive. […]

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Authorities could ask taxi drivers to IMPROVE DRIVING STANDARDS under licensing proposals

Local authorities could ask taxi and PHV drivers to IMPROVE driving standards under new licensing guidance proposals Local authorities could be asked to require taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers to IMPROVE their standard of driving under new licensing guidance proposals created by the government. The government recently launched a 12-week consultation to update […]

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editorial | Good for taxi drivers, good for New York

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the livelihoods of many taxi drivers who were already struggling to cope, myself included. As a taxi driver for 14 years this was unlike anything I had ever seen before. The foot traffic we rely on for customers has declined as offices closed, tourists disappeared and quarantine […]

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New campaign to help London taxi drivers tackle congestion, fuel prices and more

Frustrated London taxi drivers will be ‘Tooting In Tooting’ at 8am on Thursday April 14, 2022 for the launch of the ‘BLACK CABS MATTER’ campaign. Opposite a minute’s silence campaign is set to begin in south-west London with the deafening buzz of a black cab minute. Taxi drivers were asked to congregate fifteen minutes before […]

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Wiltshire Council calls for more taxi drivers due to shortage

Wiltshire Council has said there is a shortage of taxi drivers in the county and is urging people to come forward to fill vacancies. Taxis are an essential part of his transportation network, and he says they provide a valuable service to the community. He said in a statement: “Not only does the community need […]

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Taxi drivers CAN still accept app bookings via mobile phone… IF IN A CRADLE

Taxi drivers CAN still accept taxi app bookings while driving safely if the device remains in a cradle confirms taxi representatives following recent changes in the law on the use of handheld devices. The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) has allayed the concerns of London taxi drivers who use mobile phone devices to accept rides […]

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What San Francisco taxi drivers think of the partnership with Uber

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted this week to expand a pilot program allowing taxi messaging apps, such as Flywheel, to begin dispatching rides from third-party companies like Uber, delving deeper into a complex relationship between ride-sharing apps and taxis in San Francisco. The council voted unanimously to approve the amendment, […]

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Wiltshire Council calls for MORE taxi drivers as contracts worth £250 a day remain unfulfilled

Wiltshire Council is calling for more licensed taxi drivers in the area as vital special education contracts worth over £250 a day for longer journeys remain unfulfilled. Taxis are seen as an essential part of the transport network providing a valuable service to the local community and in Wiltshire there is a shortage of taxi […]

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Council apology as ‘misunderstanding’ upsets Plymouth taxi drivers

Black taxi drivers in Plymouth say they are losing vital income because customers don’t know where their new rank is in the city centre. Hackney drivers say no signs have been posted in Old Town Street to indicate taxis are now waiting in Cornwall Street while redevelopment work is underway. Martin Leaves, secretary of the […]

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[In Photos] Trip.Com travel agency taxi drivers send medicals for Covid-19 testing in Shanghai

(Yicai Global) April 5 — Chinese online travel agency Trip.Com Group provides taxi services for institutions related to the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic around Shanghai. Dong Yuanqiang, a taxi driver for Trip.Com, told Yicai Global that he was busy all day escorting medical workers to residential areas to take nucleic acid tests during the […]

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HMRC to crack down on London taxi drivers with major tax checks ahead of license renewal

The government is cracking down on taxi drivers, mini-taxi drivers and scrap dealers with new tax avoidance checks to be introduced in April. HMRC will use the new checks to monitor workers in ‘high risk’ sectors for tax avoidance. According to accountants at UHY Hacker Young, an industry is considered high risk if it has […]

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HMRC to crack down on taxi drivers and taxi drivers with new tax checks ahead of license renewal

Saturday 02 April 2022 20:07 Taxi drivers will be subject to new tax controls from next month HMRC is launching a crackdown on taxi drivers, mini-taxi drivers and scrap dealers from April, with the introduction of new tax avoidance checks, City AM has reported. The introduction of a number of new tax avoidance checks will […]

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London taxi drivers MUST PAY £5 drop off fee at Heathrow Airport from April 30

London Black Cabs must pay a £5 fee to drop off at all terminals at Heathrow Airport from Saturday 30 April 2022. Following public consultation, Transport for London (TfL) recently agreed to a number of changes to taxi fares and fares. Taxi drivers can now add a charge of up to £5.20 to the fare […]

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UAE: 25% drop in traffic fines for taxi drivers in Ajman – News

Increased driver awareness and deployment of supervisors responsible for steep declines File photo Published: Thu 31 March 2022, 17:41 The number of traffic violations committed by taxi drivers and franchise companies in Ajman decreased by 25% in 2020-2021, according to statistics released by the Ajman Public Transport Authority (APTA). The drop in numbers has been […]

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San Francisco taxi drivers wary of plans to put taxis on Uber app

SAN FRANCISCO KPIX) — In Uber’s early days, teaming up with, not against, the taxi industry seemed impossible. In 2022, that seems to be the playbook with a potential new deal in the works. If approved by the SFMTA board next month, Uber could partner with Flywheel to put taxis on the Uber app. The […]

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New York taxi drivers hated Uber. Now they will help him

Uber has been under particular pressure in New York, as the city has since 2018 capped the number of transit vehicles allowed on its roads. In January, there were just over 96,000 vehicle licenses granted in the city, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, although 30,000 of them went unused that month. This new […]

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Taxi drivers accepting payment via mobile device ARE EXEMPT from new phone usage rules

Taxi drivers accepting card payments using their phones and other portable devices will be EXEMPTED from the new rules for using cell phones according to the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA). Since March 25, motorists are now breaking the law if they use a mobile phone while driving for any purpose, including taking photos or […]

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Amid rising fuel prices, autos, taxi drivers hold statewide tape

Hyderabad: Telangana State Taxis and Drivers Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Automobile Drivers JAC staged a protest outside the Road Transport Authority (RTA) Commissioner’s office on Monday, against center policies and state neglect of workers. “The strike is aimed at fighting for the legitimate implementation of policies, including increasing car rates, issuing car licenses, reducing […]

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Convoy of taxi drivers from New York to Minnesota to protest Edina investor siege

More than a dozen New York cab drivers have traveled 1,200 miles to Minnesota to speak with an Edina-based investment firm they say is refusing loan debt relief for medallions expensive, the license to operate a taxi in the big city. “Our trip has been so worth it so far,” said Bhairavi Desai, executive director […]

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Reopening of the Malaysian border: JB-Singapore taxi drivers breathe a sigh of relief | Malaysia

Taxi drivers wait for customers around Larkin Sentral in Johor Baru, March 25, 2022. ― Bernama pic JOHOR BARU, March 25 ― Following the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic which had disrupted people’s lives, the announcement of the reopening of land borders from April 1, is the long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel […]

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Sandwell taxi drivers still awaiting reforms seven months after protests

Sandwell taxi drivers gather outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, to protest against long delays in acquiring private hire licenses, in August 2021 Imran Mahmood Qureshi, secretary of the Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association, said members were still awaiting the taxi reforms that were promised in December last year. A Conservative candidate in the next local […]

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Cape Town taxi drivers cause massive disruption and traffic jam on the N2 ahead of March

Taxis linked to the Cata and Codeta associations do not operate on Thursday mornings. Taxis linked to the Cata and Codeta associations do not operate on Thursday March 24, 2022. CAPE TOWN – If you are traveling by taxi, you will need to find another way to get to work and school. Taxis linked to […]

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‘Our Heroes’: Taxi Drivers Transport Ukrainian Refugees to Spain

MADRID — After fleeing war in Ukraine and reaching Warsaw by car and on foot, Khrystyna Trach, 22, had no idea how she would arrive in Spain where her sister lives. Then she heard about a convoy of Madrid taxi drivers who had come to Poland to bring aid and transport a group of 135 […]

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Violence against taxi drivers continues as Kent taxi driver beaten and robbed by passengers

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Margate. It was reported that at around 8.30pm on Thursday March 17, a taxi stopped at Wilderness Hill where the driver was assaulted by two men who had been passengers. After the victim left the vehicle to seek help, it was reported that money was […]

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No more dentists, taxi drivers Masters/Phds: Australia-India nearly ready to recognize degrees and diplomas by end of 2022

India and Australia are considering setting up a working group to develop qualifications recognition agreements to improve the two-way mobility of skilled migrants and students. Education is the biggest connector in the bilateral relationship between Australia and India. In recent years, India has overtaken China as the largest source country for international students. The statement […]

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Taxi and cab drivers demand subsidized fuel and removal of MCD toll tax in Delhi

Participants in the protest included drivers of tourist taxis, Ola, Uber taxis and three-wheelers. By : HT automatic office | Updated: March 22, 2022, 07:17 File photo of a taxi used for representational purposes only (AP) Associations of taxi drivers and tourist taxi associations staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Monday to […]

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Taxi drivers will stage a protest in Dewsbury against ‘racist’ safety policy

Taxi spokesman Akooji Badat (left) with other campaigners at Huddersfield Town Hall 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 and suitability policy, which was passed in 2019 and already meets the minimum standards set by the […]

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Golden Arrow buses attacked during protest by taxi drivers

On Friday, two Golden Arrow buses, two Cape Town vehicles and an Eskom vehicle were bombed with petrol in Nyanga and Philippi. Informal automobile taxi drivers, commonly referred to as amapheleare accused of being behind the attacks as they protested the seizure of their cars by the traffic department. Eskom said it suspended services to […]

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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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Leeds taxi drivers will go on strike again on Friday as people warned not to travel

Residents of Leeds have been told to avoid traveling to the city center due to a protest planned for later this week. Leeds Private Hire Drivers Organization (LPHDO) will hold a protest between 4pm and 6pm on Friday March 18 as they continue to protest against the suitability and convictions policy. The controversial policy was […]

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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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Rising petrol prices weigh on incomes of private car and taxi drivers as some consider quitting

The 42-year-old listener said he did not expect drivers to stop using their cars just because fuel prices have risen. “I don’t think fuel costs will contribute significantly (to the overall cost of maintaining a car). You’re probably feeling (the effects of higher prices) because everyone’s talking about it now, but after some time, I […]

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Dubai to hire taxi drivers as demand outstrips supply

Dubai’s state-owned taxi company is looking for new drivers as demand for transport soars. A recruitment day will take place on Friday during which potential drivers will be offered a monthly salary of 2,000 Dh plus commission. Positions are open to both men and women, who work in a fleet of “pink taxis” that only […]

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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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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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Recruitment campaign for more taxi drivers to promote safe travel – York City Council

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 The council secured government funding to help prevent violence against women and girls and recruit more licensed taxi drivers for the city. The funding includes £200 of free training each for the first 50 applicants by March 31. Funding has been made available to ensure that enough licensed taxi […]

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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 […]