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Taxi drivers stop picking up passengers amid soaring fuel prices

Taxi drivers in London are queuing rather than driving in search of passengers due to soaring diesel prices. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said “sky-high” fuel prices were having a major impact on the drivers of the 10,000 diesel-powered black cabs on the capital’s roads. Latest figures from data firm […]

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Lagos yellow taxi drivers adopt cashless payment system

Lagos yellow taxi drivers can now collect payment through a digital payment system. Univasa Nigeria Limited, an information technology company, revealed this during a press conference at the headquarters of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Taxi Operators Association (LSTDCOA) on Friday. Oshodi, Lagos. The company said that through “Check and Pay”, passengers hailing yellow […]

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Ocho Rios taxi drivers want better working conditions – Jamaica Observer

FOR St Ann’s Taxi Drivers operating in the Ocho Rios Transportation Hub, their job has become increasingly difficult over the years since a number of their co-workers decided to no longer work in the hub , but rather to operate at the Rubis service station a short distance away. A visit to the transport hub, […]

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Kirklees taxi drivers say safety policy is ‘pure racism’

Kirklees TAXI drivers have slammed as ‘pure racism’ a council safety policy which could see licenses revoked if drivers rack up more than six penalty points in a year. They say that the authority’s policy of aptitude and beliefs is unjust and akin to “apartheid”. However, Kirklees Council says it is not changing its suitability […]

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Kenya: Digital taxi drivers protest CS Gazette non-compliance with regulations

Nairobi – Digital taxi drivers as part of the Digital Taxi Forum (DTF) have taken to the streets to demonstrate the failure of the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Transport to publish in the Official Gazette the Digital Phone Service Regulations (Rules TNC 2022) which had been adopted by the Senate Labor Committee chaired by Senator […]

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Taxi drivers cancel trips on Chandigarh-Zirakpur section during rush hour: The Tribune India

Tribune press service Gaurav KanthwalZirakpur, February 27 Due to frequent traffic jams and long journeys, taxi drivers have been canceling trips on the Chandigarh-Zirkapur highway for some time, locals say. Read also : Open doors: What needs to be done to smooth traffic on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur section? “Unsustainable Journey” […]

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Lagos Taxi Drivers Appeal to Sanwo-Olu for Sustainability — Saturday Magazine — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Taxi Operators Association (LSTDCOA) has called on the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to do everything in his power to ensure that Lagos taxis do not disappear giving an unfair advantage to unregistered taxis otherwise known as Kabukabu as these are state security risks. LSTDCOA said it is […]

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The laws behind BILKING and what taxi drivers can do to stop it from happening

Hacking happens in several industries and it is when someone runs away before paying for goods and/or services. This includes diners who don’t pay their restaurant bill, motorists who leave without paying gas pump bills and of course taxi passengers who don’t pay their fare. Unfortunately, some passengers do not intend to pay the taxi […]

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How taxi drivers make big bucks while their counterparts cry

Their operations and the perception that they had come to destroy the taxi driver industry created enmity between taxi drivers and taxi drivers. It was so bad that some taxi drivers who did not fully understand the work of their counterparts would not even allow them to park their cars near taxi ranks, thinking they […]

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Kenyan digital taxi drivers threaten to disable all mobile apps

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 18 – The Digital Taxi Forum (DTF) on Friday threatened to disable all email apps within seven days if the government fails to issue the Digital Taxi Regulations (TNC Rules 2022) which was passed by the Senate in 2019. If passed, the regulations proposed by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) […]

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Tourist questioned by police, Phuket taxi drivers said he was driving a ‘service vehicle’

A Russian tourist was taken to a police station in Phuket for questioning after local taxi drivers reported the man was driving around the island province, claiming he was picking up passengers. The tourist was only driving his family members, but the car he rented ended up being registered as a company vehicle. The owner […]

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Brighton taxi drivers may have to accept cashless payments

TAXI drivers will be required to accept cashless payments from passengers if councilors vote in favor of a rule change this week. The proposed new rule would reflect the growing use of card readers by taxi drivers and come into effect on Sunday May 1. This is not the first time Brighton and Hove City […]

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Uber seeks to pay tribute to Brazil, taxi drivers set to launch local app

It’s getting harder and harder to catch an Uber in Brazil. While fuel prices rose 50% last year, the apps that ride-hailing drivers rely on are claiming a big chunk of what’s left. Soaring inflation has left many Brazilians struggling to make ends meet. On the street, an Uber driver’s phone beeps to pick up […]

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Lancashire taxi drivers rely on tax credits to make ends meet

Modern taxi drivers shouldn’t face Dickensian terms, meeting told Taxi drivers’ incomes have dropped so much over the years that many now rely on tax credits, the Lancaster City Council Cabinet said. Although the carriage taxi system is replete with Victorian “Dickensian” language, modern cabbies shouldn’t face Dickensian conditions, it has been said. The balance […]

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Activists distribute hotline resources to NYC taxi drivers

Flyers distributed with links to free resources to prevent hate crimes and help drivers respond quickly in an emergency After last month’s unpleasant incident where a Sikh taxi driver was physically assaulted and harassed by another taxi driver in an apparent hate crime, Sikh activists have raised awareness in the community about their rights in […]

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🌱 Subway Ridership Rebounds + NYC Taxi Drivers to get a raise

Hey New York! Here’s everything you need to know to get off to a good start this Saturday. First, today’s weather forecast: Partly sunny and windy. High: 60 Low: 30. 🏡 When it’s time to buy or sell, make sure customers think of you first. Find out how we can help you build your reputation […]

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1 in 4 say they confided in taxi drivers about their love life

From frantic driving on your first date and teary-eyed trips after dates gone wrong, to sneaky trips back home after a night out, to the ride to the airport for your first trip together, taxi drivers are the secret third person in many of our relationships – and they have the insights to prove it. […]

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Taxi drivers gather at New York City Hall – Washington Square News

Taxi drivers gathered outside City Hall for the Taxicab and Limousine Commission public hearing in support of the medallion loan cut. By Zhuoer Liu, Contributing AuthorFebruary 10, 2022 Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance gathered outside New York City Hall on February 8 for a public hearing by the Taxicab and Limousine Commission […]

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Xalapa’s taxi drivers are hard at work in one of the most dangerous cars ever made

Roberto Villanueva peeks into rear-view mirror of his taxi as it turns down a side street towards Macuiltépetl, an ecological reserve on a mountain in the center of Xalapa. He’s been driving a taxi here in the capital of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, for 35 years, and has most of the routes through the […]

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Taxi Drivers Demand Government Create Unified Email App, Allowing Nothing Else

Unhappy with the emergence and disruptive effects of ride-sharing services over the past half-decade, taxi drivers are now asking the Malaysian government to help level the playing field by developing an app just for them. Specifically, the outcry was channeled through a memorandum from Penyatuan Pemain Industri Pengangkutan Darat Malaysia (PPDM), an organization that represents […]

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Taxi drivers hit by covid to get financial boost

Private drivers and hackney drivers will not see their license fees rise in a Merseyside borough this year after seeing their income hit by covid for ‘longer than expected’. Permit fees for drivers were expected to rise following a review of Knowsley’s private hire and hackney license program due to take place this year. However, […]

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Cabinet approves more background checks and whistleblower policy for Barnsley taxi drivers

The new licensing policy, which will affect both private drivers and carriage drivers, proposes a number of changes to the way checks are carried out on drivers and operators. Changes to the policy include six monthly criminal record checks for drivers, a requirement for license holders to notify the council within 48 hours of an […]

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State taxi drivers must now register with Imoveqroo

Riviera Maya, QR – More than 17,000 taxi drivers across the state must now register with the Instituto de Movilidad del Estado de Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo) to work. The decision was put into effect Thursday, with the state agency announcing that all taxi drivers must register with the Mobility Institute. Specifically, all taxi drivers in […]

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Over 5,000 taxi drivers fined in Istanbul in 2021

ISTANBUL Local authorities in Istanbul have fined more than 5,000 taxi and minibus drivers for violating the rules, totaling 2.8 million lira ($208,000) in 2021 in response to the frequent complaints from residents and tourists. class=”cf”> Municipal authorities in the Turkish metropolis have conducted unannounced inspections in accordance with the relevant law and legislation regarding […]

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Rochdale faces travel chaos as frustrated bus and taxi drivers plan same-day 24-hour strike

Taxi drivers in Rochdale are due to strike for 24 hours from 6am on Monday January 24 and are expected to wreak havoc by ‘slowing down’ in the town centre. It comes on the same day that First Bus drivers have planned the latest in a series of pay strikes. Hundreds of Rochdale’s 1,200 taxi […]

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RDU teams brace for winter as travellers, taxi drivers hope for minimal disruption :: WRAL.com

By Aaron Thomas, WRAL Journalist Morrisville, North Carolina – As the state Department of Transportation winterizes highways, bridges and roads, similar operations are underway at Raleigh Durham International Airport. Travelers and taxi drivers, including Rachid Oufquir, said they hoped for a forecast that wouldn’t change their daily plans too much. “It’s my only source of […]

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Taxi drivers share horror stories of racism and alcohol abuse amid strike

Taxi drivers spoke of the horrific issues they face every week, including racism, aggressive drunks, passed out customers and vomiting. Taxi drivers shine a light on the difficult and sometimes dangerous situations they face, which make them more vulnerable than ever. Drivers in Leeds took part in a 24-hour strike today (January 18), organized by […]

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The association of taxi drivers is working on a new carpooling application

News Tyrell Gittens Tuesday, January 18, 2022 President of the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers’ Network Adrian Acosta and Deputy Secretary David Mack have a conversation about new road regulations along Sir Solomon Hochoy Road, via Freeport, Caroni and Chase Village at Library Corner, San Fernando. – Photo by Auanma Kinsale Trinidad and Tobago Taxi […]

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Oman to allow female taxi drivers and launch female-only taxi service – Middle East Monitor

Women in Oman will soon be allowed to drive taxis in the capital, Muscat, and a women-only service will also be launched from January 20. It is hoped the service will benefit female passengers, students and children, the Oman time Last week. This decision, considered an important step towards gender equality in the Sultanate, will […]

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Grant funding increased for taxi drivers in Wales affected by loss of income over the festive period

Deeside.com > News Job : Fri 14 January 2022 The Welsh Government has doubled the subsidies given to taxi drivers in Wales to cover their loss of income over the festive period. Taxi drivers will now be able to claim up to £1,000 if their receipts were cut by 50%, making the grant more accessible […]

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Medically Eligible S’pore Taxi Drivers Who Are Not Fully Vaccinated By Feb. 1, 2022 Cannot Drive – Mothership.SG

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Taxi drivers in Singapore who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by February 1, 2022 cannot continue driving and may have their contract suspended. This was announced by the Minister of State for Transport, Amy Khor, in a January 13 Facebook post. Publish. Suspended contracts These […]

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Winnipeg taxi drivers concerned about violence and recent robberies

The Winnipeg Taxi Association is sounding the alarm over what it says is an increase in assaults and robberies against taxi drivers. It comes after taxi driver Fitsen Ghevrhet was stabbed by a passenger on Christmas Eve. Police say the passenger damaged the taxi and attacked Ghevrhet when he confronted the man in the 400 […]

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Cheshire East runs out of taxi drivers as 150 quit

Taxi drivers are in short supply in Cheshire East as almost 150 quit when their profession was badly hit by the pandemic. Kim Evans, head of the licensing team at the council, said it was a regional and national issue and London had lost around 4,000 drivers. “When the night economy was shut down by […]

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‘They’ve all lost their minds’: Taxi drivers blame Trafford Council and environmental regulations for mass exodus

Trafford has lost more than one in five licensed taxi drivers since the start of the pandemic, according to Department for Transport statistics. The borough, along with Tameside, is the worst affected area in Greater Manchester. Local bosses blame the exodus on new region-wide congestion charges, over-regulation and a breakdown in communication between commerce and […]

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Taxi drivers say tourists are charged by the hour or by the day | Goa News

Panaji: After TOI reported cases of taxi operators scamming commuters during New Year’s Eve, taxi union representatives presented another side of the story, saying they charge tourists according to the fare schedule or Daily service, not for a single trip. “No one was charged 2000 rupees for 3km unless taxi services were hired for the […]

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Pricing game: Saudi women said they could become taxi drivers

Diplomats in Riyadh discuss sustainability prospects ahead of Formula E World Championship Season 8 RIYADH: Spreading the truth about climate change and the need for sustainability is very important when it comes to climate change and its impact on life on Earth, panelists said in a discussion hosted by the embassies of Sweden and Switzerland […]

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378 complaints lodged against taxi drivers who do not wear their masks correctly

Taxi drivers who did not wear face coverings correctly were among the complaints made to the National Transport Authority (NTA) in 2021. As the Irish Examiner reports, drivers have also been chastised for dropping off passengers at the wrong place and for charging extra fees to passengers who wanted to pay by card instead of […]

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Taxi drivers sanctioned for not wearing the mask correctly

Taxi drivers who did not wear face coverings correctly were among the complaints made to the National Transport Authority (NTA) in 2021. Drivers were also reprimanded for dropping off passengers at the wrong place and for charging extra fees to passengers who wanted to pay by card instead of cash. A total of 378 complaints […]

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Taxi drivers and hairdressers will be compensated as part of the expansion of the covid business support program

Scottish taxi drivers, hairdressers and tourism operators who have lost out due to covid restrictions are to be compensated from a £55m pot. Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, confirmed the additional business support would be made available through local councils when she delivered her covid update to the virtual session of the Scottish parliament on […]

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St Ann’s taxi drivers threaten to block the road again on Wednesday | News

Carl Gilchrist / Gleaner Writer ST ANN, Claremont – Taxi drivers using the road from St Ann’s Bay to Claremont in St Ann are planning another protest on Wednesday following Monday’s protest against poor road conditions, particularly between Higgin Town and Claremont. Monday’s roadblock prompted South East St Ann MP Lisa Hanna to issue a […]

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NY lender to taxi drivers sees stocks slide after SEC files lawsuit

Source: Shutterstock. Shares of Medallion Financial Corp. plunged on Wednesday after U.S. regulators accused the New York-based taxi driver lender of seeking to illegally boost its stock price amid intense competition from Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that after a string of record years, Medallion failed as […]

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

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

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NYC lender to taxi drivers sees shares plummet after SEC files lawsuit

Shares of Medallion Financial Corp. plunged on Wednesday after U.S. regulators accused the New York-based taxi driver lender of seeking to illegally boost its stock price amid intense competition from Uber and Lyft. The Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged that after a string of record years, Medallion failed as the popularity of ride-sharing apps […]

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

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

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Taxi drivers in the spotlight

Seven taxis were seized in Blood River. Photo: Department of Transportation LIMPOPO — Traffic officials in the province are cracking down on illegal public transport operators, according to Ministry of Transport spokesman Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala. Moremi-Taueatsoala said that through its roadblocks conducted with SAPS, the department is able to make public transport safer. He said this […]

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Omicron scare dampens prospects for airport taxi drivers – The New Indian Express

Express press service TIRUCHY: The extension of the ban on scheduled international fights and the postponement of holiday plans on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have shaken the hopes of airport taxi drivers to cash in on the season. “There are about 40 taxi drivers in the airport. Although we have international flights from […]

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Taxi drivers want rule change on unvaxxed passengers

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

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Denise Charles encourages the vaccination of taxi drivers to increase their income

Minister of Tourism, Denise Charles The Minister of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives, Denise Charles is urging all taxi operators on the island to be vaccinated in order to participate in the many revenue generating opportunities that have opened up in the tourism sector since the reopening of the cruise industry. Although these offers […]

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Cape Town taxi drivers ‘seize’ Uber and Bolt cars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kolkata: 137 taxi drivers summoned by special raids section for cancellation and misbehavior

A taxi driver waits for passengers in Kolkata | Photo credit: iStock Images Highlights Since last week, 137 drivers have been summoned by the Special Raid Section A meeting was held between the heads of the app-cab companies Ola, Uber and Special Raid Section Police also said some drivers arrive […]

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Taxi drivers hail industry rebound – Eye Witness News

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

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San Jose Airport Taxi Drivers Raise Dispatcher Protest Fee

November 24, 2021 The taxi dispatch contractor at Mineta San Jose International Airport is asking independent drivers to pay higher fees. Some pilots do not have it. Dozens of independent taxi drivers are protesting the rules of Safer, LLC, the airport’s taxi dispatching contractor. According to the drivers, they went on strike on November 16 […]

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Should extras, run-ins and booking fees be ADDED to the metered price?

Taxi drivers are DIVIDED on whether licensed taxi drivers should be able to charge surcharges on top of the metered fare. As the demand for taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) services grows, the controversial option of charging customers more than base fares to guarantee them a vehicle is splitting the industry in two. The […]

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NYC taxi drivers caught overcharging passengers

item NEW YORK – New York City investigators say several taxi drivers have confessed to defrauding passengers by overcharging. The city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) said drivers would overcharge passengers with non-existent tolls and/or inflated toll charges. Four current and two former taxi drivers have pleaded guilty to felony charges. A seventh driver, identified as […]

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Taxi drivers struggle with less than RM50 a day

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for latest stories and updates popular email service as Grab has undoubtedly affected the taxi industry. Taxi drivers in the Klang Valley say the difficulties they have faced bringing in passengers over the past few years have only gotten worse. According to a report by Cosmomost taxi drivers and operators […]

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

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

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Tips for tips: How can taxi drivers maximize their fares?

Talkative, helpful taxi drivers with ‘fresh-smelling’ cars are most likely to receive advice on longer journeys, new research shows Talkative taxi drivers who haul bags to cars, divert routes to pick up friends and visit drive-thrus en route to the destination are the most likely to get tipped in Britain, new research […]

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Digital transport, a threat to the taxi industry

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

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

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

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

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

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City Council candidate Jaslin Kaur

Photo credit: Jaslin Kaur’s Instagram Former Queens City Council candidate says it’s important for immigrants to speak out on cab drivers’ rights New York City is known for its sky-high peaks as much as it’s known for its iconic yellow cabs. Yellow cabs, a quintessential feature of New York City, have been immortalized in countless […]

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Taxi drivers and scrap dealers face £270m tax crackdown

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

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NYC cab drivers enter 11th day of hunger strike for inset debt relief: NPR

A group of New York taxi drivers went on a hunger strike to alleviate their debt. NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with labor leader Bhairavi Desai about the strike. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: A group of taxi drivers and supporters are now on the 11th day of a hunger strike. Drivers say they are crushed by the […]

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Five important safety tips for taxi drivers

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

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

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

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New York City’s loaded taxi drivers are in debt. Now they are on a hunger strike to force real relief. –Mother Jones

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before going on a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones Facts matter: Join for free Mother Jones Daily newsletter. Support our nonprofit reports. Subscribe to our print magazine. On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to […]

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Ministry sends 12-rule booklet to taxi drivers nationwide

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

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Letter: Taxi drivers aren’t made of money

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

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Renewed calls for improved security after two taxi drivers were arrested in separate incidents

WINNIPEG- There are new calls to ensure the safety of Indigenous women taking taxis in Winnipeg. Two drivers were arrested this month and now face charges in two separate incidents with passengers. There are measures in place but some wonder if it is enough. “It is now up to the government to enact and implement […]

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Essential tips for brand new taxi drivers

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Cash back for elderly taxi drivers

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

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The area where bus and taxi drivers are too scared to go after dark, vandalized houses were boarded up

Residents and business owners in one area of ​​the city said they were living a nightmare with drug problems and anti-social behavior that led some city taxi and bus drivers to refuse go there at night. In Alway, which is one of Newport’s most deprived neighborhoods to the east of the city, people have described […]

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Ridesharing apps make taxi drivers and passengers happy

Thulo Kanchha Tamang, who has been driving a taxi in Kathmandu for more than a decade, never expected to one day pick up passengers contacted through the app on his smartphone. For Tamang, 40 and having never finished high school, digital literacy was beyond his imagination. “I thought serving passengers by answering an app on […]

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

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

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

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

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A third of taxi drivers have quit in two years

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

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Uber ordered to pay damages to taxi drivers in France

The arrival of Uber in France has sparked strong protests from taxi drivers. A French court on Friday ordered ride-hailing service Uber to pay damages to taxi drivers whose business suffered from unlicensed competitors. Uber France will have to pay 180,000 euros ($213,000) to the 910 taxi drivers and their federation who filed a civil […]

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Taxi drivers reveal the biggest secrets they’ve heard

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

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NYC gives $5,000 checks to artists and support for taxi drivers and homeless people

New York City will spend some of the nearly $6 billion it received in COVID-19 recovery funds from the Biden administration to provide financial relief to artists, taxi drivers and the homeless, as well as to support ongoing vaccination efforts. The city last week describe how she will use the aid from the US Rescue […]

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Uber launches service with taxi drivers in Colombia

A screen displays the logo of Uber Technologies Inc on the day of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BOGOTA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ride-sharing app Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) will offer access […]

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Time to start tipping taxi drivers in Japan? Taxi company now offers passengers an option in Tokyo

Taxi operator Sanwa Kotsu is always looking for new ways to innovate. Among the services they have offered are ninja drivers and, in honor of the Tokyo Olympics, drivers with fencing equipment. As of this month, however, Sanwa Kotsu is doing something arguably even more unusual for a Japanese taxi company by introducing a system […]

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Banbaloo: Spanish taxi drivers became millionaires without leaving their homes | Economy and business

Joel Cuscó and Joan Bartra, co-founders of Banbaloo. In 2018, two taxi drivers in Terrassa, in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia, felt they had to change their line of business. Joan Bartra, 45, and Joel Cuscó, 42, had started out together in the real estate business but their business went bankrupt when the financial crisis […]

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Kakao to introduce paid subscriptions for taxi drivers with good ratings

Kakao Mobility corporate logo (Kakao Mobility) Kakao Mobility, the company behind South Korea’s leading taxi service, Kakao T, said on Sunday that the company would allow drivers with good passenger ratings to have a better chance of being booked. New contract terms will apply to taxi drivers who recently sign up for Pro Membership, a […]

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Taxi Drivers See No Road Ahead – The New Indian Express

Express press service KOCHI: Until a few years ago, Ajith Aravindan’s life revolved around night shifts and daily trips to different destinations across the state. As a busy taxi driver at Kochi airport, he earned a decent living. This was before the Covid pandemic curbed domestic and international air travel. Now the 37-year-old father of […]

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Thai taxi drivers protest Uber-like services bill

BANGKOK (AP) — An association of taxi drivers in Thailand on Wednesday urged the government to reconsider a proposed regulation that would allow the use of private cars for online ride-sharing services, saying it would create unfair competition and cost taxi drivers their jobs. Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved the project, which would allow personal […]

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How Uber Drivers Avoided — and Contributed to — the Plight of Taxi Drivers

Countries around the world are debating whether to classify Uber drivers and other gig economy workers as independent contractors or employees. But when Uber first appeared, the main topic of debate was whether its drivers were actually taxi drivers. Why was it carpooling or carpooling application managed by tech company that is also applying to […]

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How to Prevent Robbery and Violence — Occupational Health and Safety

Safety tips for taxi drivers: How to prevent theft and violence Driving a taxi carries serious risks, and many drivers experience some form of assault or robbery on the job. NIOSH provides these tips on how to stay safe as a professional driver. Driving a taxi can be a dangerous job – taxi drivers are […]