Taxi & FHV

SuperShuttle now serving Amsterdam

SuperShuttle now serving Amsterdam

SuperShuttle is now providing its services at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). It is SuperShuttle and ExecuCar’s third European airport service area after London (3 airports + Eurostar-terminal) and Paris (3 airports). At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport SuperShuttle and ExecuCar, both part of Veolia Transportation On Demand, will partner with Dutch Veolia-Transdev affiliate Connexxion, with over 1.800(…)

Uber and Lyft move into carpooling

Uber and Lyft move into carpooling

By adding a carpool function to their apps, Uber and Lyft have stepped into the grey area between driving your individual car and more traditional forms of public transport like buses, trains, metros and taxis. They are both starting new services in San Francisco.

New York taxi drivers get restitution for being overcharged

New York taxi drivers get restitution for being overcharged

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Chair/Commissioner Meera Joshi and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the successful resolution of an investigation of allegations that Yellow Cab SLS Jet Management Corp. had fraudulently overcharged drivers leasing their taxicabs in excess of the TLC’s lease cap rules.  As a result(…)

Carey Limo bookings via Sabre reservations system

Carey Limo bookings via Sabre reservations system

Sabre Corporation and Carey International have worked together to create a new application that will enable travel agents to book chauffeured ground services directly from the Sabre Red Workspace. This marks the first time that chauffeured car services have been fully integrated into the Sabre travel marketplace or any global distribution system (GDS).

Uber ‘experiments’ with Amsterdam UberPOP

Uber ‘experiments’ with Amsterdam UberPOP

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (I&M) was ‘not amused’ when Uber suddenly launched the pirate taxi service UberPOP in Amsterdam at the end of July. Especially whilst the ministry was still discussing the legal pro’s and con’s of the Uber Black and Lux-services with the technology company. Months before the evaluation of the(…)

Uber in Amsterdam: ‘Bomb on taxi market’

Uber in Amsterdam: ‘Bomb on taxi market’

“Bomb on taxi market” headlined Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. In all reactions from the Dutch taxi world Uber’s UberPOP ‘experiment’ was condemned in the strongest possible terms. ‘Pirate’ was one of the nicest names for the US technology company. Others called UberPOP “as illegal as hell”, “completely unfair competition” and a “despicable publicity stunt.”  

Restyled Taxi Expo major Dutch taxi showcase and networking event

Restyled Taxi Expo major Dutch taxi showcase and networking event

Taxi Expo, the leading Benelux trade fair for the taxi industry and its suppliers, has long been the annual networking event in the Dutch taxi industry. The next (restyled) edition will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Amsterdam RAI. Following a survey of exhibitors and visitors regarding the form of the event, the(…)

Taksi Helsinki starts EU-wide strategy and benchmarking study

Taksi Helsinki starts EU-wide strategy and benchmarking study

Given the fact that little is known about the taxi industry on an international scale and more international cooperation is needed, Taksi Helsinki has taken the initiative to launch a Europe-wide strategy programme including a benchmarking study to map and compare European taxi companies and organisations. The study, for which questionnaires have gone out at(…)

Kate Toran succeeds Chris Hayashi as SFMTA Director of Taxis

Kate Toran succeeds Chris Hayashi as SFMTA Director of Taxis

Kate Toran, who was in charge of the Paratransit Programme at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), has been appointed Interim Director of Taxis and Accessible Services. She succeeds Christiane Hayashi who retired from SFMTA after 6 years in the ‘taxi hot-seat’ and 18 years with the City and County of San Francisco as Deputy(…)

Jordi Vila (Nissan): Managing Director Nissan Netherlands

Jordi Vila (Nissan): Managing Director Nissan Netherlands

Jordi Vila, Nissan Europe’s General Manager Corporate Sales Fleet and LCV, replaced Robert Lujan as Managing Director Nissan Netherlands. Lujan continues his career as Division General Manager Global EV Operations at Nissan Motor Company. Olivier Marion, presently International Fleet Sales Manager at Nissan Motor Company, will be taking over Vila’s responsibilities. Vila (Barcelona, 1963) is(…)

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