As a result of the large-scale demo in Paris on June 11, representatives of the taxi unions and associations were invited to discuss the problems surrounding the ‘VTC’ with representatives of the French prime-minister.
Category: Taxi & FHV
Following demands by the Spanish government, taxi associations and local politicians for the EU to intervene in the ‘battle of the taxi-apps’, the European Commission says it will not intervene in the conflict between taxi drivers and online car-sharing applications such as Uber, as the Spanish government had requested.
Although the wave of international taxi demonstrations, go-slows, marches and all-out strikes had started in London, many of the 12.000 London black cab taxi drivers (almost half the entire London taxi fleet) which blocked Whitehall and the streets around the political nerve-centre of the British capital, were probably unaware that their demonstration had promoted so many similar […]
Car2go is pulling out of the UK. The car-sharing scheme using Smarts, set up by Daimler and EuropCar, had been operating in three London boroughs since 2012 and in Birmingham since 2013.
The App Committee of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) has studied the regulatory issues with ‘rideshare’ companies and has come up with an advisory alerting US regulators concerning insurance coverage issues raised by rideshare companies. Some of the concerns were:
On 23 May the Law Commission for England and Wales presented its final report and draft Bill on Taxi and Private Hire Services.
Following the large demonstration against Uber and other apps in the centre of London on June 11, announced by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), cities like Paris and Berlin will follow the London-lead and also protest on that day.
Once a year the heads of Europe’s largest radio circuits meet in a different location to discuss new developments in the taxi business: threats as well as opportunities.
Just as the London taxi industry is in the middle of a sea change,
Since the ’90’s The Netherlands opted for transporting people with mobility handicaps via a long-distance taxi system, separate from local transportation systems. Originally this Valys-system started with a combination of train and taxirides.