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Bottled It Again?: LTDA Tone Down AdVan Message by Jim Thomas

The best thing to come out of Taxi House for many years was the hard hitting AdVan poster, showing the public the true extent of the dangers of using an unbooked minicabs. The poster was backed up by a freedom of information request reference number and carried an image that had appeared on TfL’s own […]

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Uber driver arrested and charged with sex assault

MAKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) –An Uber driver was charged with sexual assault in the first degree on Tuesday. First-degree sex assault implies forceful penetration. Uber, which is a transportation network company or ride-sharing company, has become especially popular among younger people who request rides through a cell phone app. Honolulu police arrested Luke Wadahara, 24, early Sunday […]

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Police Harassing Taxi Drivers Queuing To Join Ranks…by Paul Sweeney.

Another day and another directive from TFL to the Metropolitan Police, to hound and hassle every Cabbie in London. As you are all aware, to join the rank at Paddington, you start via Harrow road roundabout junction. However, Met police are issuing tickets to cabbies who are at the process of trying to join the […]

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Breaking News : Action For Cabbies Crowdfunding Page Has Just Been Updated To Show 22 Day extension.

Breaking News Just Checked the Action for Cabbies Crowdfunding site and it appears we have been given a 22 day extension to try to make the £600,000 needed to take TfL to court. It’s now up to the 20,000 drivers who haven’t pledged so far. It’s completely in your hands now. We are now waiting […]

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This Is How Easy It Is To Become Illegal Minicab Driver

LBC INVESTIGATION An LBC investigation shows just how easy it is for illegal minicab drivers to operate in London while appearing to have an official license from Transport for London. The black cabs association, the LTDA, has claimed that one in 10 minicab drivers in London may be driving illegally. LBC’s Political Editor Theo Usherwood […]

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Expelled, For Seeking Answers To Questions : Swept Under The Carpet? … Not This Time.

This trade is sleep walking into oblivion. Certain people we trusted, have been partner to agendas and bad decisions, in full knowledge of the direction we were being taken. They sat back, said and did nothing. Certain trade reps were/are afraid to speak out, incase they’re turned away from the meetings and black balled. Smaller, […]

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Press Release: Day 3 RMT/Dads Defending Daughters : Appeal & Direct Action :

Security Compromise: TFL and Camden Council are failing in their duty of care to the travelling public for not enforcing the ‘set down’ points at St Pancras Station The World famous London licensed Taxi Trade actively opposes the violent action taken by other taxi services around the globe against those working from off-shore based app […]

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Tech, Ideology, and Taxis

  The six London based Uber drivers convicted of serious assault- in the space of just three months- is a direct consequence of industry wide deregulation Uber Technologies- the ride sharing app- view safeguards as a barrier to entry. They embrace an ideological view that ‘technology’ alone can weed out unsavories. Transport for London (TFL) looks […]

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Press Release From Hailo : Hailo To Integrate With Google Maps “Ride Services Tab”

Hailo, the Taxi app, has today announced that it is now a Google Global Ride Service Partner, meaning users of Google Maps will now be able to book a Hailo Taxi in the UK as part of Google Maps’ new Ride Services Tab. The new addition, which goes live today on Android with iOS to […]

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London has been named as the world’s most congested city

London is the world’s most congested city, according to a survey of traffic conditions in more than 100 cities. Drivers spent an average of 101 hours in gridlock in the capital last year – making it the first city to surpass the 100-hour mark. It also remains Europe’s gridlock capital for the second year running, […]

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Uber Alberta says it will shut down Tuesday unless province agrees to changes

The manager for Uber in Alberta says the ride-sharing app will cease operating in the province on Tuesday unless the provincial government makes insurance and licensing changes. Ramit Kar told a demonstration of about 150 Uber supporters on the steps of the Alberta legislature on Saturday that the government must allow flexibility on requirements that […]

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Judge In Buenos Aires Orders Blocks On Credit Cards Using Uber

A judge has requested to block the use of credit cards on the Uber app to prevent Uber’s “illegal activity” in the capital. Visa and American express cards are already being rejected. In the latest move to ban Uber from operating in Argentina, a court order was issued yesterday by the Buenos Aires City Government to block the […]

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Are TfL Dragging Their Feet Over Uninsured Uber And PH Drivers? The Tech Is Available Now.

Below is a press release from Plan Insurance Brokers, who have developed a system which could put a stop to uninsured Private Hire Vehicles fraud overnight. PRESS RELEASE: TfL Ticked off by Minicab Insurance Fraud TfL consult Tech Savvy Brokerage to tackle uninsured taxi and private hire drivers. TfL have met with Plan Insurance Brokers […]

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AskPOB Credit Card Printer Survey Results.

AskPOB has conducted an independent survey to establish driver opinion on credit card payment printers used in licensed London taxis. AskPOB is an impartial third party, working in collaboration with trade organisations and groups, to reach as many drivers as possible and to understand how drivers would like credit card printers to feature in their […]

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London black taxis vs Uber: This is cabbies’ big plan to save the industry – and they want the new Mayor of London on board

London’s black cab drivers want to offer superfast WiFi to passengers travelling across the capital and have taxi ranks outside every Night Tube stop as part of new efforts to keep the taxi industry competitive. Under increasing pressure from upstart Uber, a new group has been formed bringing together cab drivers, the company manufacturing black cabs – the London Taxi […]

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VERIFONE LAUNCH NEW TfL COMPLIANT DRIVER PACKAGES.

Following the recent TfL ruling regarding card payments in taxis, Verifone have now announced the driver packages that come into effect from 2 April. A new ‘Capital Package’ fee of 3.95% applies to all transactions. The Capital package features: Zero upront costs Zero monthly rental charges Zero data costs.  Drivers do not need to use […]

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Questions That The LTDA Need To Answer…Letters From Mike Calvey

Taxi News has been given two letters to publish by a LTDA Com member Mike Calvey. They make for very interesting reading. The first on is addressed to Mr Richard Masset, Chairman of the LTDA The second letter is addressed to Mr Steve McNamara, General Secretary of the LTDA. Obviously, Taxi Leaks will grant space for […]

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Taxi Drivers Flash Demo the Royal Lancaster Hotel during the London Transport Awards

Taxi drivers in London demonstrated around the Royal Lancaster Hotel tonight whilst the London Transport Awards took place inside the hotel. The awards are supported by Transport for London, London Councils and London Travel Watch and recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives which are really working in London. The London […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Uber’s rival says it uses ‘tax avoidance on an industrial scale,’ and wants Europe to investigate

An alliance of London minicab drivers wants the EU to probe Uber’s tax arrangements and grill founder Travis Kalanick personally on the issue. Business Insider has seen a copy of a letter sent by the London Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) to the chair of the European Parliament’s tax committee, calling for it to probe […]

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‘H8 UBR’: London black cab driver splashes out on a private number plate to sum up his bitter feelings towards Uber

A bitter London cabbie has splashed out on a private registration plate with the symbols ‘H8 UBR’ to sum up his feelings towards app service Uber. Martin Eley, 31, got the plate specially commissioned as Hackney cab drivers protest against the spread of the smartphone service. Many cabbies feel that Uber, where users can order […]

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The Gloves Are Off : A Call To Arms…by Marc Turner.

And so beginith a week of Taxi trade disobedience, initiated by ‘Dads Defending Daughters’ with RMT backing. All drivers out there, it’s time to get down and dirty. And for those more reticent to join the fray, lets now start the fight for our own and our chidrens futures. Let’s show with pride and vigour, […]

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Huge Drop In Uber’s Valuation Forecast, As Public Market Stops Issuing IPO’s

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time. Private technology equity in Silicon Valley has experienced unprecedented and uncontrolled growth in past years, resulting in a current correction in […]

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Sean Paul Day, Speaks Out On LTR, About The LTDA’s Crowdfunding Pledge And LTDA enterprises.

At the end of yesterday’s cabbie talk session on London Taxi Radio, presenter SEAN PAUL DAY made a special announcement about the LTDA in regards to the Action For Cabbies crowdfunding Judicial Reveiw. It seems that many questions have been left unanswered after a phone call was made to the LTDA’s Richard Masset, as Steve […]

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TfL’s Licensing Regulator, Not Fit For Purpose : An Absolute Disgrace To Public Safety

This is how frighteningly easy it is to become a tout, using a TfL license vehicle. >CLICK HERE< For the princely sum of £100, in a borrowed car, with no hire and reward insurance and no private hire drivers license, LBC’s Theo Ushereood was able to get the car licensed by TfL as a private […]

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