TAXI & FHV

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention : ‘One solution – Diversifying the business’

TLPA’s 100th Annual Convention : ‘One solution – Diversifying the business’

Making a diversified business is another challenge for TLPA’s membership. “We need to expand more into new modes – from taxi into new areas,” said past-president Bill Scalzi, who runs M7, a large cab company in Connecticut. “We need new services, so we got into coaches.” Like others he – with his 100 CNG-powered vans(…)

PRODUCT NEWS

Dubai Taxi fleet adds 1,090 new vehicles – mostly hybrids

Dubai Taxi fleet adds 1,090 new vehicles – mostly hybrids

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai on Saturday announced it will be adding 1,090 new vehicles to the Dubai Taxi fleet. According to Gulf News, the new vehicles will include 776 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity. This means the total number of hybrid vehicles in the Dubai Taxi fleet will grow(…)

OPINION

Where’s IRU’s taxi section heading?

During the very successful IRU Taxi Forum in Cologne, the IRU also emphatically pressed the ‘reset button’. The IRU press release about the Forum even claimed that “the IRU is taking charge of the future of taxis.” Nothing is further from the truth. The organization has – after some internal difficulties – been virtually invisible(…)

INSTANT INTELL

Meera Joshi, CEO New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to step down

Meera Joshi, CEO New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to step down

Meera Joshi, since 2014 CEO and chairwoman of New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, will be stepping down in March, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday, January 6. A source told Crain’s New York, a local business publication, on Friday that Joshi had told her senior staff Tuesday of her plans to depart. The(…)

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