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NYTWA: “Here and across the globe, Uber thinks it is above the law”

NYTWA: “Here and across the globe, Uber thinks it is above the law”

NYTWA has received word that Uber is planning to file a lawsuit against the city to stop the cap on for-hire-vehicles. Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, released the following statement: “Eight drivers have now died by suicide because of the crisis Uber created. That’s why Uber drivers and yellow cab(…)

Uber fails to report millions to Swedish Tax Agency

Uber fails to report millions to Swedish Tax Agency

Eight in ten Uber vehicles evade taxes by failing to report revenues. A full 68 per cent of gross receipts are not reported at all – meaning that Uber is failing to report around SEK 700 million to the Tax Agency in Stockholm alone. The Swedish Taxi Association commissioned a study of how Uber drivers(…)

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks in England

Taxi and private hire drivers to face enhanced criminal record checks in England

Taxi and private hire drivers – initially in England – could have to pass enhanced criminal record checks before being granted a licence. Under the proposals, according to the BBC, every council in England would be told to carry out checks on all applicants. Current guidelines allow councils to set their own driver standards, including(…)

The ride-hailing war: Uber’s fight with taxis in Europe

The ride-hailing war: Uber’s fight with taxis in Europe

The relationship between ride-hauling services and traditional taxi drivers has never been friendly. After years of difficult coexistence, it seems that the situation has come to a head. Where do we go from here? Is peace possible? After the recent strikes in Spain, and with the MWC just around the corner, Barcelona could not afford(…)

Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility

Daimler Financial Services becomes Daimler Mobility

Following the growing success of its moovel and car2go mobility services and its mobility joint venture with BMW, Daimler Financial Services (Daimler FS) will be rebranded Daimler Mobility later this year, it was announced as the company published its annual report – FleetMobility reports.   The financial division of Daimler AG had a successful 2018: about half(…)

Uber-drivers kill 4 in Amsterdam in two months; Road safety organization demands Uber ban

Uber-drivers kill 4 in Amsterdam in two months; Road safety organization demands Uber ban

“Uber must be banned.” advocates the VVN, the Dutch road safety organization after a series of fatal accidents caused by Uber drivers in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “They are kamikaze pilots,” says Rob Stomphorst, the organization’s speaker. In two months time, Uber-drivers have killed 4 people in three separate incidents. Recently an accident which happened on(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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