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When the promised dream turns into a nightmare…part 3 This is completely unacceptable. No other business in London has to cease trading, because of a CC Machines malfunction. There are over 3225 cash machines in the London, the passenger can use the nearest one on there journey rout. This new revelation from the TfLTPH account, […]
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Uber has launched legal action against London’s transport regulator over new rules that threaten to limit its business in the capital. The billion-dollar startup is seeking a judicial review to halt the introduction of new rules it claims are too strict. Transport for London set out new regulations earlier this year after a wide-ranging consultation of the taxi […]
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The PCO approved The Eco-Power emission reducing systems PCO notice 30/07 then withdrew approval on PCO notice 10/08, Did any of the drivers litigate directly against PCO for granting false approval in a sub-standard system… no. We have had the coming & goings of the mandatory receipt printers, and now we have the mandatory credit […]
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Hi all, Thanks for seeking us out in your droves. We hope to launch in October, so time has come to cut to the chase. Don’t ask, what have Government, TFL, Orgs done for the trade? Ask, what ‘I’ can do for ‘my’ trade!. Recently you registered interest in Taxiapp, it’s now time to fill […]
A young woman claims an Uber driver called her a “slut” and threw her out of his car after she pointed out he appeared to be driving her home in completely the wrong direction. Frances Carbines, 27, went out for dinner at Dishoom in Shoreditch with friends last night after she split from her fiancé, she said. The […]
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Following on from the “Ubergate incident”, concerning embarrassing emails which were sent between TfL’s managing Director of Surface Transport Leon Daniels and Uber’s Jo Bertram, it has now been revealed in a Freedom of Information request, that Director Daniels contacted Jo Bertram personally no less than 24 times by phone between June 2014 and April […]
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The Autogas Taxi- cleaner, cheaper solution Autogas is shortly to commence a trial in London of a traditional black London taxi running on LPG. The company, which has the largest network of automotive LPG refuelling pumps in the UK, hopes the cab will be approved by Transport for London for use later this year. The […]
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The iconic London TX4 taxi will finally meet its end in mid-2017 when it will be replaced by the brand new hybrid-electric TX5. The London Taxi Company (LTC), the company that makes the TX4 and will make the TX5, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the entity that also owns Geely […]
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Under the proposals, set out by the union and the Sheffield Taxi Trades Association, night-time rates would start one hour earlier from 7pm, instead of the current 8pm, while the cost of travelling per mile would increase by an average 3.5 per cent. The changes would mean that, when catching a taxi at 7pm, the […]
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“They don’t like it up em Sir!” You could be forgiven if you thought you heard the immortal words from Lance Corporal Jones echoing around the Iron Lung or at any rank in London in recent days. Uber, the car service that claim to be a tech company when it suits, are currently flexing their […]
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by Sean Hargrave, What an extraordinary outburst from Uber. A week after throwing in the towel in China, the taxi app — which claims to employ no drivers and certainly owns no cars — is telling Londoners to lobby TfL on its behalf. Under some rant about keeping London open for business after Brexit, Uber’s […]
In a letter to Westminster Planning Department Uber openly admit that they do not handle any bookings and that their app just connects the passenger to the nearest driver. They further state “In this way the network can operate independently, with the clients able to phone the driver directly through the app”. Uber also […]
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Ex TfL commissioner Sir Peter Hendy, is still sticking it to the London Licensed Trade Trade Cabbies. Hendy, became the centre of attention in a sex scandal, when it was revealed he was paying a broke prostitute £140 an hour for sex after finding her on the adult sex website Adultwork.com . While London was […]
Hailo is plotting a merger with MyTaxi, an app owned by Mercedes-Benz’s parent, in an effort to fight Uber. Britain’s taxi-app wars will step up a gear this week when Hailo unveils a merger with MyTaxi as part of a strategic investment by Daimler, one of the car industry’s biggest manufacturers. Taxi News has learnt that […]
Firstly the MM would like to thank TFL Ranks & Highways for their hard work and support over the last 18 months. BEDUIN Islington Council are raising an experimental traffic order after agreeing to rank time changes. The new rank plate should be in place soon. The MM would like to thank Smithfield Tennants’ Association […]
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It already has a valuation higher than 80 percent of the companies in the S&P 500, and a finance professor at New York University says Uber Technologies Inc. has no more room to run when it comes to market value. According to Aswath Damodaran, a professor who specializes in equity valuation at NYU’s Stern School […]
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Uber has always been illegal. Since it’s very beginning Uber has been declared illegal in every market it has ever run it’s gypsy jitney taxi scheme. Uber doesn’t pay taxes, maintain a local office, or even operate a phone line accessible to customers or it’s own drivers. Uber’s surge pricing is often a suprise to […]
Even with the latest version of the PHV rules, TfL are allowing drivers to break the law. Private hire cars or mini cabs must display the correct Hire and Reward insurance in their cars by law, passengers should always ask to see this policy before setting off in a mini cab. Never get into a […]
The National Taxi Association invited Plan Insurance Brokers to present their innovative plans for how the industry can confront the widespread issue of taxi insurance fraud at the recent annual conference. Plan Insurance Brokers have been lobbying regulators and insurers along with the taxi and private hire industry to promote the need for funds and […]
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Warning, the article below contains strong language. Normally we would remove, but in this instance we believe it would take away from the passion contained within this post. WE ARE NOW LIVING IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE WHERE TAXIS ROAST ON RANKS AND MINICABS WORK THE STREETS. The Olympics are back – this time in Rio. […]
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A horrified chef claims his Uber driver was playing Pokémon Go behind the wheel and even swiped the screen to catch monsters during the journey through London. Paul Mohammad said he was travelling from Haringey to Bounds Green in north London when he noticed the male driver had the popular gaming app open on his […]
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By Zelo Street The behaviour of those running rider and driver matching service Uber has passed before my inspection previously: the aggressive posturing of the California based company, bankrolled by Goldman Sachs and Google, and led by Travis Kalanick, the 21st Century reincarnation of Cornelius Vanderbilt, has become infamous, especially its efforts to simultaneously screw […]
Ford said it would double its investment in its research centre in the city, as well as making sizable investments in technology companies in the autonomy industry. The firm said the car would be in use by customers by 2021. It said this was most likely as part of an Uber-like ride-sharing service – but […]
Since word of Taxiapp came out, some doomers & gloomers can’t quite believe a band of committed Taxi drivers can possess the knowhow to achieve such a seemingly unreachable goal. Some have said, “we’ll come aboard if it takes off”. If Taxiapp is to succeed it’ll need ‘brave hearts’ and their support from day one! […]
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Following on from revelations that Uber customers have had their accounts hacked and in some cases have lost thousands of pounds, this scam is a spoof of an official communication from Uber in an attempt to trick Uber fans into visiting a fake payment site where their payment details are then stolen. Users across the […]
Overview We are proposing to improve pedestrian crossing and cycle facilities at this junction and ban the left-turn (except cycles) southbound on Tower Bridge Road heading into Queen Elizabeth Street to reduce through-traffic and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. What are we proposing? Tower Bridge Road provides a north-south link across the River […]
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On January 18th 2016 Action For Cabbies embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to try and raise an initial £600,000 so as to obtain permission from the court to launch a judicial review against Transport For London for alledgedly wrongly and potentially illegally issuing Uber with a Private Hire Vehicle Operators License. The initial deadline for […]
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Soon we’ll completely ignore their rules. let’s face it, WTF are they going to do to our trade after kicking it in the testes for so long, it’s on it’s knees. Are they going to sack us, refuse to issue a licence? They appear to live in that fantasy world, all those types do. In […]
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