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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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).
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 […]
“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.”
TaxiMagic, one of the oldest apps connecting passengers to drivers (launched January 2009) – if not the oldest app in the taxi and FHV-industry – changed its name into Curb. With the new name, dropping ‘taxi’ from its brand, the company hopes to extend its horizon in the ground transportation industry. “As Curb, we will […]
Last week, Tesla marked the continued rapid expansion of its fast-charging network by opening its 50th Supercharging location in Europe. The unveiling of the new site in Narbonne, France, is another step towards an extensive Supercharger network in Tesla’s major European markets, including the UK, Scandinavia, the DACH region, Benelux, and France.