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German taxi and PHV association BZP changes name and logo.

German taxi and PHV association BZP changes name and logo.

At their Spring Conference in Hamburg, a large majority of the members of the German taxi and private hire association BZP e.V. chose a new name and logo for their association: “We proposed this new name because the communication environment is changing rapidly. Our messages must become clearer and more specific,” said BZP’s President Michael(…)

Uber settles with Dutch prosecutors for $2.6 million fine

Uber settles with Dutch prosecutors for $2.6 million fine

Ride-hailing firm Uber has agreed to pay €2.33 million (US$2.6 million) in a settlement with Dutch prosecutors over the illegal activities of its UberPop service in the Netherlands in 2014 and 2015. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service announced on Friday the US-based company will have to pay fines totaling around €2.025 million across the four(…)

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(…)

John Boit, TLPA’s new Executive Vice-President

John Boit, TLPA’s new Executive Vice-President

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) named communications expert John Boit, who has already been working with the trade association since 2008, as its new Executive Vice President. Boit will work directly with Alfred LaGasse, TLPA’s CEO. LaGasse has been with the organization for 41 years, serving as its chief executive for the past(…)

Baltic boss: Taxify’s 24-year-old CEO is smashing Uber’s monopoly in Europe and Africa

Baltic boss: Taxify’s 24-year-old CEO is smashing Uber’s monopoly in Europe and Africa

Estonia has produced some superstar tech startups over the years. Skype and TransferWise are just two Estonian-born tech companies that have revolutionized the way people communicate or send money around the world. Now there’s Taxify, Estonia’s rapidly growing answer to Uber, which launched in 2013 and now has 500,000 drivers and 10 million customers across(…)

Christian Holzhauser new president for IRU’s TaxiGroup.

Christian Holzhauser new president for IRU’s TaxiGroup.

IRU’s TaxiGroup, the ‘Taxis and Hire Cars with Driver Group’, elected Austrian Mag. Christian Holzhauser as its new president for a period of 4 years. He succeeds Hubert Andela from Dutch association KNV Taxi, who led the group for nearly 11 years. Andela has recently taken up the directorship for the entire KNV association, a(…)

SuperShuttle names Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships

SuperShuttle names Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships

SuperShuttle, the nation’s largest airport ride service, has named Gretchen Kihm-Stegall as Director of Business Development and Partnerships. Kihm-Stegall has over 20 years of tenure in sales and marketing within the hospitality industry. Responsibilities at SuperShuttle include nurturing existing global partnerships and identifying new partnership opportunities. “We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen to our marketing group at(…)

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pat Russo Partner at Windels Marx New York

Pasqualino ‘Pat’ Russo of the Transportation Practice Group at Windels Marx has been named partner. Since joining the firm in 2012, Pat has represented and counseled a diverse array of clients in the practice group in the areas of ground transportation regulation and licensing, compliance, regulatory reforms, accessibility, medallion market valuation, corporate investigations, litigation, employment(…)

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