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Taxi drivers will receive a one-time fuel and energy subsidy

Local taxi drivers who meet certain conditions will receive a one-time fuel and energy subsidy of up to MOP 12,000 (USD 1,484) from September, as part of a series of policies aimed at mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the local economy. The aid is ordered to benefit 4,000 taxi drivers and amounts to […]

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Long-distance taxi drivers furious over ‘rise in hitchhiking’

POLOKWANE – Drivers who embark on random patrols around the city prohibiting hitchhiking say that when they prevent motorists from transporting passengers, these drivers vandalize their vehicles and even threaten them with violence. A driver who spoke to Polokwane Observer on condition of anonymity said his vehicle’s single window was damaged by a private driver […]

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60 Cancun taxi drivers fined for overloading passengers

Share the article Last update 2 days ago Cancun taxi drivers have drawn negative attention in recent months for unfair practices such as overcharging, a problem often encountered by visitors. With more and more reports of price gouging, local authorities are paying more attention to the problem of at least 60 taxi drivers from Cancún […]

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Drama in Tshwane as taxi drivers block road and attempt to break into Kgosi Mampuru prison

Security forces dispersed dozens of taxi drivers who were trying to force their way into Kgosi Mampuru prison to attend a trial there on Wednesday. Security forces dispersed dozens of taxi drivers who were trying to force their way into Kgosi Mampuru prison to attend a trial there on Wednesday. There are courtrooms in the […]

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🌱 Lawsuit Targets NYC Alfresco Dining + Taxi Driver Rally

Hello New York! New lawsuit targets NYC’s outdoor dining program, judge rules in favor of homeless family trying to find accommodation with city-issued voucher, and taxi drivers would like to see cap removed on the number of new licenses issued. Also find out the latest news from the New York Congressional primaries. First, today’s weather […]

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“Taxi drivers face losses every day, who will think about their problems?” : AL Quadros, General Secretary, Union of Mumbai Taxi Drivers

Following several strike representations and warnings by the Mumbai Taximen’s Union – the largest taxi union in Mumbai, the country’s financial capital – the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) said last week that it had proposed a hike tariffs and that a decision on this will be taken into account at the next meeting. […]

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TVs broken and put away with taxi drivers – ‘inappropriate’ calls to 999 prevent police from dealing with real emergencies

The force issued alerts that “waste time” and distract call handlers from “real emergencies”. The summer months bring increased pressures on officers, with the control room having to deal with around 300 999 calls “every day”. The latest figures available show that in January 2022, 8,727 calls were made to 999. Register to our daily […]

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San Francisco taxi drivers gear up for nation’s first Uber partnership | national news

Uber and taxis have long been mortal enemies. But now disruptors and disrupters are joining forces in hopes that each can provide what the other lacks: more drivers for Uber and more business for taxis. The country’s first program in San Francisco will allow passengers to book taxi rides directly on the Uber app with […]

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Saudi TGA to fine 349 taxi drivers for violating uniform rules

RIYADH – The Transport General Authority (TGA) has confirmed that it has detected violations by a total of 349 taxi drivers in adhering to the mandatory uniform rule. The authority said these taxi drivers will be issued fines as punishment for the offence. The authority’s decision to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi […]

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Threat of chaos as taxi drivers vow to block Sandwell Aquatics Center during Games

Taxi drivers block traffic in West Bromwich More than 100 drivers demonstrated outside Oldbury Council House today ahead of the Sandwell Council plenary meeting. The Sandwell Private Hire Drivers Association (SPHDA) has vowed to cause havoc during the Games after meeting with Sandwell Council officials last week. Drivers are calling on the Sandwell Council to […]

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NABTA distances itself from taxi drivers’ strike

The Namibian Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) has distanced itself from the protest planned for Tuesday by the Namibian Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU). In a statement released by Nabta on Tuesday, President Jeffrey Platt said the association was unaware of the strike. “Members of the public are advised not to panic. All taxi drivers […]

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Taxi drivers have been given just 85 more permits for Dublin Airport as queue chaos leaves some stranded

TAXI drivers have received just 85 more permits to operate at Dublin Airport this year despite queue chaos, leaving many stranded late at night. And DAA is offering taxi drivers cash back of just €8.46 per week for working after 10 p.m. 4 A DAA spokesperson claimed the national taxi shortage is to blame for […]

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New plans as Basildon faces shortage of taxi drivers

A ‘SEVERE shortage’ of taxi drivers in Basildon is putting night revelers at risk and isolating some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents, it is claimed. The borough is facing a shortage of licensed drivers according to council documents, with many workers dropping out of the trade during the pandemic and fewer recruits signing up. […]

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Commuters and taxi drivers in Mpumalanga despair as…

When farm laborer December Mbokodo (40) pays for his monthly bus fare for August, it will cost him almost R30 more than the July fare. This price increase comes on top of the 6% annual increase it has been paying since April. “It’s too expensive… life is difficult,” Mbokodo said. “What if the price of […]

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Council looking for new Wiltshire taxi drivers

MORE than 70 people responded to a campaign by Wiltshire Council to encourage people to become taxi drivers. As many as 71 people applied to address the shortage of taxi drivers serving local communities across the county after the campaign launched in April. The council says taxis are a vital part of Wiltshire’s transport network, […]

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False claim that we don’t use meters, taxi drivers say | Goa News

Taxi owners have said the chief minister should compare their bank balances with those of his ministers to check who looted from the public Panaji: members of All-Goa Taxi The trade union association on Monday refuted Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s accusation that taxi operators are not use the meters in their vehicles. “It’s a fake […]

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Random Drug Tests for Phuket Airport Taxi Drivers

PHUKET: Phuket International Airport officials have launched a campaign to carry out random drug tests on taxi drivers at the key tourist facility in hopes of having the airport declared a “white airport” and to build tourists’ confidence that they are getting a “clean” driver. Drivers gathered in the airport’s international bus parking lot yesterday […]

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150th Open: SoS to all taxi drivers in Fife to help huge crowds at St Andrews

The disruption to public transport meant golf fans faced a real challenge getting to and from the historic championships as tens of thousands of people rushed to the Old Course. Late Sunday afternoon, the R&A issued a request for help to all taxi drivers to help them. He made a specific request that all hires […]

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Taxi Drivers Drop Money Losing Kakao T Blue Membership Option

[Photo by MK DB] Taxi drivers are refusing to drive Kakao members’ cars, citing declining profits, but Kakao Mobility has denied that its mandatory Kakao T Blue call is a reason for the drop in its member taxi driver numbers. According to the taxi industry on Sunday, a growing number of taxi drivers refused to […]

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Italy: Unionized taxi drivers will go on strike across the country on July 20 and 21

Jul 15, 2022 | 19:52 UTC Unionized taxi drivers will go on strike across Italy on July 20 and 21; reduced availability of taxis, likely increase in demand for other forms of transport. transportation Security ITA Event Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Italy on July 20 and 21 to protest government plans to […]

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Man jailed for the armed robbery of two Dublin taxi drivers

A judge has said there must be deterrents to theft from taxi drivers and other public service providers and they cannot be seen as an easy target. Judge Pauline Codd was speaking during the sentencing of Michael Collins (32) for the robbery at knifepoint of two taxi drivers in Dublin, who described in their victim […]

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Italian taxi drivers continue to protest and fear new competition

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers in Italy on Wednesday left their cars unused for a second day to protest Italian government plans to allow more competition, including ride-sharing services. A handful of drivers chained themselves to protest in the square outside Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s office on Tuesday, and they were still chained […]

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Mandatory uniform for Saudi taxi drivers goes into effect

The Saudi Transport Authority’s decision to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi drivers came into effect on Tuesday, July 12, according to the Saudi Gazette. The Transport General Authority’s (TGA) decision to make uniforms compulsory applies to both male and female taxi drivers. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online […]

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Mandatory uniform for taxi drivers in Saudi Arabia goes into effect

RIYADH — The decision by the General Transport Authority (TGA) to make uniforms compulsory for male and female taxi drivers came into effect on Tuesday July 12. Fines will be imposed on those who violate uniform regulations. The decision to enforce mandatory uniform will apply to public taxi drivers, taxi routing service, guided vehicle service […]

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Portugal is among the countries where Uber taxi drivers have used violence to gain benefits

JN / Agencies Yesterday at 22:43 Uber is used in several countries, including Portugal, to use violence by taxi drivers against Uber drivers to boost the company’s image and curry favor with governments, a press survey reveals. The plan began to take shape in 2015, when the North American company’s strategists realized they could. Uber […]

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Taxi drivers are warned to keep payment details up to date or risk licensing issues

Taxi drivers have been warned to keep their payment details up to date when signing up for a new regular DBS verification service or risking trouble with their current taxi licenses. Licensing authorities have recently introduced new criminal record checks every 6 months for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers. It is widely recommended […]

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City urges taxi drivers not to slap five phones on their dashboard

Proposed rules would require drivers to limit it to two, max Some people, especially those who drive older cars that don’t have Android-Auto or Apple CarPlay, can sometimes be inclined to take a simpler approach – using their phone. Buy a dash/windshield mount for your phone, and it’s as good as a real head unit. […]

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Increase in the number of new taxi drivers in Northern Ireland

The pandemic and now the cost-of-living crisis has been difficult for taxi drivers over the past two years as households feel the pinch and rein from evening socials. However, the number of taxi drivers is actually on the rise, likely due to many families adding side businesses and second jobs to help with rising energy […]

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Disabled commuters scramble after accessible Montreal taxi drivers call strike

Taxi drivers serving Montrealers with disabilities will be on strike from Friday to Monday, directly affecting the STM’s paratransit service. Drivers are asking for higher compensation for rising gas prices and the increased cost of buying a taxi vehicle as well as modifying it for customers with special needs. The drivers aim to negotiate the […]

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Montreal taxi drivers will go on strike on Friday, affecting STM paratransit

Taxi drivers serving Montrealers with disabilities will be on strike from Friday to Monday, directly affecting the STM’s paratransit service. Drivers are asking for higher compensation for rising fuel prices and the increased costs of buying a taxi vehicle as well as modifying it for customers with special needs. The drivers aim to negotiate the […]

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Government publishes 17 tough new rules for taxi drivers and passengers

Taxi drivers who take longer routes in order to unfairly increase their charges face a fine of Kshs 20,000 or six months in jail or both. This is according to new rules laid down by the Ministry of Transport aimed at curbing the state of indiscipline in the taxi industry. Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia, […]

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Italian taxi drivers stage second day of nationwide strike

Max Civil TV Press, Rome Taxi drivers staged a national strike against a government plan to deregulate their sector. The industrial action has been sparked by a series of unions representing taxi drivers in opposition to Article 10 of a competition bill linked to reforms the EU is demanding in return for funding from the […]

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Taxi drivers struggling with rising petrol prices in Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Taxi drivers struggling with rising petrol prices in Benidorm, Costa Blanca. Image: Sergei Ryzhov/Shutterstock.com The high cost of petrol and diesel is drowning the profits of Benidorm taxi drivers despite the start of summer with the most expensive fares. The 1.5 percent increase in the price of taxi service authorized by the government fails to […]

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TN: Auto-Taxi Drivers Demand State-run App, Govt. Accused of inaction

Over 1,000 Chennai rickshaw and taxi drivers gathered outside DMS Labor Commissioner, Chennai, demanding ease of welfare board registration, better benefits and an application run by the state to replace the exorbitant Ola and Uber. The protest was called under the banner of the Center of Indian Trade Union (CITU)-affiliated Auto-Taxi Workers Union on July […]

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Factors causing digital taxi drivers to go offline

By The Citizen Reporter Dar es Salaam. The advent of digital taxis in 2016 was a breath of fresh air for many residents of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, as it saved them from the agony of overpriced fares. They brought convenience to the driver’s door in real time, with disciplined drivers who were […]

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Italy: Unionized taxi drivers will go on strike across the country on July 5 and 6, demonstration in the center of Rome on July 5

Jul 02, 2022 | 10:23 UTC Unionized taxi drivers in Italy will go on strike across the country on July 5-6, demonstration in central Rome on July 5. Taxi, likely transport disruptions. Security transportation ITA Event Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across the country on July 5 and 6 over various issues, including government […]

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Thai taxi drivers protest over extended GrabBike delay

Bangkok motorcycle taxi drivers and taxi drivers today burned their orange safety vests in protest against the Ministry of Transport’s decision to extend GrabBike drivers license for another 2 months. The company announced last week that each of its Grab riders must register as a public transport operator and change their license plates from white […]

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UAE: 396 taxi drivers trained to provide the best services to passengers – News

Courses include five specialized programs Published: Thu 30 June 2022, 14:32 The Ajman Public Transport Authority, APTA, trained 396 taxi drivers during the first quarter of 2022 as part of its drive to provide efficient and high-quality transport services. Ms. Rasha Khalaf Al Shamsi, Director General of APTA, said this is aimed at empowering taxi […]

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Many Taxi Drivers Choose to Stop Working Due to Recent Outbreak – Industry Representative

Many taxi drivers have recently chosen to stop working due to concerns about the risk of infection, Macau Taxi Drivers Mutual Association Chairman Tony Kuok Leong Son said today (Wednesday). to the Macau News Agency. The union president said many taxi drivers, as a ‘high-risk group of people’ who will encounter a large number of […]

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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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Pension, insurance… for taxi drivers and food deliverers soon?

NEW DELHI: Ride-sharing, delivery and e-commerce platforms could adopt a model to provide accident insurance to all delivery and driver partners, and other platform workers across India, government think tank Niti Ayog said in an industry report. These can be offered in collaboration with the private sector or the government, as provided for in the […]

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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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Rewards for Longtime Melton Taxi Drivers

The seven Melton Borough taxi drivers after receiving seniority awards Alan Bagshaw worked as a local taxi driver for 48 years, while Michele Addesso, Robert Croft, Lee Franklin and Brian Parker racked up 40 years. Special long service awards were also presented to Glynn Hudson and Andy Martin, taxi drivers for 35 years. Melton Mayor […]

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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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ITDC launches foreign language training program for taxi drivers

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, has launched the Tourism Awareness Program (TAP) for Taxi, Taxi and Coach Drivers to provide behavioral and non-technical training. J Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, MD, ITDC said, “As we strengthen our focus on redefining the tourism […]

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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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Taxi drivers want FUL priority, pepper spray consideration

Sasha Wilson Given the skyrocketing crime rate in the country, taxi drivers should be given priority in applications for firearms and pepper spray permits. The recommendations came from Adrian Acosta, president of the Taxi Drivers Association of Trinidad and Tobago. This follows the hijacking and abduction on Monday of a PH driver by a gunman […]

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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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Taxi drivers JB and Pontian aspire to passenger numbers before pandemic

Abdul Razak says most of his customers are ferry passengers arriving at Kukup Terminal from Indonesia. It’s a slow road to normalcy for taxi drivers despite the reopening of borders and the easing of some Covid-19 restrictions. Zulkifli Zainudin, 61, said that although there is better demand for taxi service these days, it was still […]

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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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Taxi drivers use police scanners to avoid stolen cars

Taxi drivers use police scanners to avoid stolen cars and call each other to avoid dangerous roads Queensland taxi drivers use police scanners to avoid stolen cars Townsville taxi drivers use radios to avoid certain roads They call other drivers to warn them to avoid areas or risk accidents By Fraser Barton for Australian Associated […]

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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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Madrid taxi drivers protest proposed carpooling rules

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers demonstrated in the streets of Madrid on Wednesday against what they say is unfair competition from ride-sharing services. Drivers took part in a procession through the Spanish capital, protesting in their vehicles and on foot. A city government proposal to create new rules for ride-sharing services is slated […]

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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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NYC cab drivers push for first fare hike in 10 years

barely survive At Monday’s hearing, several drivers described the challenges of keeping pace with rising costs. “I work six days a week, 12 to 14 hours a day, just to survive,” said Wain Chin, who supported his family of five for 20 years by driving a taxi. “We need a raise to be able to […]

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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 […]