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New staff members for passenger transport at IRU Brussels

New staff members for passenger transport at IRU Brussels

Raluca Marian joined the International Road Transport (IRU) in Brussels in May 2018 as Senior Adviser passenger transport, where she manages the representation of interests and legal matters relating to passenger transport by road. Before joining the IRU, Raluca spent more than 10 years as a lawyer on competition and regulation in Norton Rose Fulbright’s(…)

Higher VAT rate and indexation makes Dutch taxis 5,75 percent more expensive

Higher VAT rate and indexation makes Dutch taxis 5,75 percent more expensive

Taxifares in The Netherlands will be considerably higher from January 1, 2019. The increase of 5,75 percent is partly due to the upcoming VAT increase on passenger transport from 6 to 9 percent and the annual price indexation (2017: +0,4%, 2018: +1,2%). Even on the base of a booming economy, taxi fares would go up(…)

Haleh Mansour joins Flit Technologies (Karhoo) as representative for the DACH-region

Haleh Mansour joins Flit Technologies (Karhoo) as representative for the DACH-region

At the beginning of September Haleh Mansour joined Flit Technologies/Karhoo as new representative for the DACH-region. She will be responsible for the expansion of Karhoo in the German-Swiss-Austrian area. She describes herself as “a third culture kid, born in Iran (Tehran) and she grew up in the North Rhineland Westphalia-part of Germany.” Mansour is a(…)

Uber wins back London licence for probationary 15 months

Uber wins back London licence for probationary 15 months

Uber has won back its licence to operate in London after a judge overturned a ban. Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew the licence when it expired last September, saying the US ride-hailing firm was not a “fit and proper” operator. After a two day court hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Uber has been(…)

Uber plays nice in London licence defence

Uber plays nice in London licence defence

Yesterday, Uber began its legal bid to regain its London licence at Westminster’s Magistrates Court. In this most high-profile test of the ride-hailing app Uber will defend its right to operate in London and attempt to shed its reputation for its problematic culture and conduct under founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick. Regulator Transport for(…)

Would Uber prefer an 18 month London licence?

Would Uber prefer an 18 month London licence?

TfL stripped Uber of its licence in September 2017, and said the decision was made on the basis of “public security and safety implications” following numerous complaints the company was failing to properly screen the backgrounds of its drivers with multiple complaints of sexual assault made by women customers. Last August, Metropolitan Police Inspector Neil(…)

mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, announces new management structure.

mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, announces new management structure.

- Eckart Diepenhorst has been appointed acting CEO of mytaxi – Diepenhorst will be supported by Johannes Mewes (CPO), Andy Batty (acting COO), Thomas Zimmermann (CMO), Jan Sören Ramm (CTO) and Lena Dröge (People Director) – Marc Berg is the new CEO of mytaxi’s Parent Company Intelligent Apps mytaxi, Europe’s leading taxi app, earlier this(…)

Taxi King’s medallions go for $170,000 apiece—and some for $250,000

Taxi King’s medallions go for $170,000 apiece—and some for $250,000

The conversion of taxi medallions from a coveted license into a distressed asset accelerated Thursday as a hedge fund paid $170,000 apiece for 131 medallions at an auction in Flushing, Queens, writes Crain’s Matthew Flamm. The winning bid came to $22,270,000. A separate pool of eight medallions sold for $2 million, or $250,000 apiece. All(…)

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