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Transportation competitors Uber, Mears to partner in Orlando

Transportation competitors Uber, Mears to partner in Orlando

Once fierce competitors, transportation companies Uber and Mears announced a partnership in Orlando Monday, reports clickorlando.com. The two companies made the strategic partnership official Monday during an announcement at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts Center. Uber app users in the Orlando area will soon be able to select the taxi option on the Uber app to select a Mears taxi.(…)

Needing growth, Uber returns to Germany on its best behaviour

Needing growth, Uber returns to Germany on its best behaviour

Guido Goebel stopped driving for Uber three years ago when the company abandoned his hometown, the German city of Düsseldorf, after a battle with regulators. Several weeks ago, the ride-hailing service reached out to him again. Uber told Mr. Goebel that it was returning to Düsseldorf and offered him a bonus of 500 euros, or(…)

New York City taxi chief: Congestion fee will hurt yellow cabs

New York City taxi chief: Congestion fee will hurt yellow cabs

A new surcharge in part of Manhattan will be ‘potentially devastating’ for the city’s struggling yellow-cab industry, the city’s taxi chief has warned. Beginning in January, it will cost $5.80 just to get into a yellow cab in the most congested parts of Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Meera Joshi(…)

8th NYC professional driver dead by suicide

8th NYC professional driver dead by suicide

On November 14, 2018, Bhairavi Desai, New York Taxi Workers Alliance Executive Director, released the following statement: “We are devastated by the news that an eighth New York City professional driver has died by suicide. Friends described Roy Kim as hardworking, quiet, and dignified. Roy worked six days a week up to 14 hours a day.(…)

Can Uber offer improved service to riders in wheelchairs?

Can Uber offer improved service to riders in wheelchairs?

Uber has unveiled a new initiative that aims to provide improved service for riders with disabilities, aiming to improve on a poor record of serving users in wheelchairs. Uber says it now offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles in 15 minutes or less, on average, in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Toronto. The company(…)

NYC Council advances bills protecting taxi, ride-hailing drivers

NYC Council advances bills protecting taxi, ride-hailing drivers

The New York City Council passed a batch of bills aimed at protecting taxi drivers and drivers for app-based ride services such as Uber and Lyft from mounting financial and emotional pressures, Bloomberg writes. The six bills, approved Nov. 14 by the overwhelmingly Democratic-controlled council, are meant to supplement earlier actions signed in August by(…)

Uber now has another rival in the world’s most congested city

Uber now has another rival in the world’s most congested city

Mexico City is about to become the setting for a ride-hailing demolition derby. Didi Chuxing, the Beijing-based behemoth that drove Uber Technologies Inc. out of China, says it will butt heads with Uber in Latin America’s biggest metropolis, starting as soon as next month. And now a Mercedes Benz-owned startup called Beat says it’s muscling(…)

Court rules Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed

Court rules Addison Lee drivers are workers, not self-employed

Minicab drivers for Addison Lee are not self-employed contractors but workers with rights and are entitled to the national minimum wage and paid holiday, according to the latest gig economy verdict from the employment appeals tribunal. The tribunal confirmed an earlier ruling in a case brought by three drivers for the company that they were(…)

Uber’s CEO wants to ‘get the facts’ on Khashoggi killing before rethinking Saudi ties

Uber’s CEO wants to ‘get the facts’ on Khashoggi killing before rethinking Saudi ties

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he’s waiting for more information about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before taking any action over the Saudi government’s significant investment in the startup. Khosrowshahi was one of the first major CEOs to pull out of a high-profile Saudi business conference last month as the international outcry grew over(…)

IRU’s International Taxi Forum to be held together with European Taxi Fair

IRU’s International Taxi Forum to be held together with European Taxi Fair

Taxi services worldwide are facing monumental structural challenges due to paradigm shifts in legal, social and technological norms affecting the industry. How can the latest vehicle technologies, future legislation, and an elevated role for taxi services in emerging business concepts such as Mobility as a Service (‘MaaS’) provide an environment suitable for fair competition and(…)

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