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Uber-drivers In Southern California team up with Teamsters

Uber-drivers In Southern California team up with Teamsters

Uber-drivers are looking for fairness and a stronger voice with the app-company. That’s why this set up the California App-Based Drivers’ Association (CADA) which recently met in El Monte, California, to formalize its affiliation with Teamsters Local 986. CADA was established earlier this year in an effort to unite drivers who operate under smartphone-based ridesharing(…)

Hansa-Taxi donates 600 advertising spaces on cab doors

Hansa-Taxi donates 600 advertising spaces on cab doors

Hamburg’s largest taxi company, Hansa Funktaxi eG 211211 (430 taxi operators, 800 cabs, 1.200 taxi drivers), just launched its new campaign ‘Helping door’. In this campaign it donates the advertising space on the 600 rear doors of 300 taxis to charitable organisations. “For us these social activities are a socio-political duty”, said Hansa Taxi CEO(…)

Bandwagon ridesharing app partners with Hailo in New York

Bandwagon ridesharing app partners with Hailo in New York

Bandwagon, a New York-based ridesharing app and logistics startup, is testing in-app integration with Hailo, one of the world’s fastest growing e-hail apps. This test is the first alliance between a leading shared ride company and an e-hail provider, and makes sharing taxis and splitting fares easier than ever.

German court bans Uber BV in Germany

German court bans Uber BV in Germany

The Frankfurt regional court has banned the activities of Amsterdam-registered Uber BV throughout Germany, in particular as far as ridesharing with private drivers is concerned (UberPOP, UberX in the US). Each infringement carries a fine of 250,000 euros or a prison sentence of six months. The judge decided that the German Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)(…)

IRU: UberPop banned in Germany, rest of EU must follow

IRU: UberPop banned in Germany, rest of EU must follow

The international transport organization IRU (International Road Transport Union) warmly welcomes the news that UberPOP has been banned from operating on German territory. This follows on from the recent bans in The Netherlands, Brussels, Milan and other cities. The rest of Europe must follow to guarantee safe and secure quality services for citizens. Dutch regulators(…)

Uber app ‘verboten’ in Berlin

Uber app ‘verboten’ in Berlin

Following the example of Brussels, Seoul and Hamburg, the Senate of the German federal capital Berlin has just decided to ban the Uber app for booking private hire vehicles (‘Mietwagen’) and for booking private vehicles and their drivers (UberPOP). The app is contrary to the Passenger Transport Act and any infringement carries a fine of(…)

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).

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