App to curb fare overcharge and ensures passenger safety

Edit Kuensel 18 Dec 2017
The app, DRUKtransport, which was launched on December 6, is expected to curb fare overcharge for taxis and public transports ... He said that some taxi drivers hike the fare when there are roadblocks due to landslide and during school breaks. Features such as ‘know taxi’ and ‘plan your trip’ is not yet available in the mobile app ... At present, features such as calculating taxi fares for long and local distance is available....

Uber fares poorly in Japan as traditional taxis drive market

Edit Business Day 18 Dec 2017
TokyoUber may be shredding business models for taxi companies the ... In 2015, the national market for taxis had a turnover of ¥1.73-trillion (R199bn), according to transport ministry data....

WA taxi owners reject $100,000 plate offer

Edit This is Money 18 Dec 2017
Taxi owners have rejected the WA government's $100,000 plate buyback offer amid concerns the reimbursement scheme is unfair ... Some taxi owners had been offered $100,000 while others had received offers up to $225,000, Mr Tsirigotis said....

Row between online cabs, taxi operators peaks

Edit The Hindu 18 Dec 2017
The development comes even as an indefinite strike by the joint action council of auto and taxi drivers at the Ernakulam North railway station entered the fourth day on Monday ... Meanwhile, conventional taxi ......

LTFRB to taxi drivers: Stop fixed rates, overcharging, snubbing passengers

Edit Inquirer 18 Dec 2017
Amid the Christmas holiday rush, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded taxi drivers to stop engaging on imposing fixed rates as well as overcharging and snubbing passengers ... Aileen Lizada held their "Oplan Isnabero" on Sunday night at the Ninoy Aquino Terminal Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, where they accosted two taxi drivers, who allegedly tried to negotiate for a fixed rate....

Blind woman is left stranded after a taxi driver refused to pick her up 'because she had a guide dog'

Edit This is Money 18 Dec 2017
A blind woman has spoken of her anger at being left stranded in the pouring rain after a taxi driver refused to pick up her guide dog ... But when the taxi arrived at her home the driver refused to stop. Now the cab driver has had his taxi licence revoked after Ms Fyfe ,40, lodged a complaint ... There is a major problem with taxis and guide dogs....

Is Lebanon safe to visit?

Edit The Daily Telegraph 18 Dec 2017
A man, understood to be a taxi driver, has been arrested in connection with the murder ... “There have been incidents of armed robberies and physical attacks against passengers in shared taxis with passengers being attacked by either the driver or other passengers,” says the FCO. “Don’t use shared taxis or taxis hailed on the street....

Cairo through the windscreen

Edit The National 18 Dec 2017
Khaled al Khamissi ?nds the soul of Egypt behind the wheel of its taxis ... Taxi ... The latest Egyptian book to hit the western market is Taxi. Its author, Khaled al Khamissi, has taken the most tired and hackneyed of journalistic clichés - the snatched interview with the taxi driver - and turned it into a best-seller ... When one taxi driver says of the Cairo police....

Phoenix police ID taxi driver killed in multi-vehicle crash

Edit The Seattle Times 18 Dec 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — Police have identified a taxi driver who died after a multiple-vehicle crash in south Phoenix. They say 34-year-old Alex Kennedy was pronounced dead at a hospital after Saturday morning’s accident. Witnesses told police that a taxi crossed into oncoming traffic near 23rd and Southern avenues. The taxi collided with an SUV and […] ... ....

Beat suits taxi union chief, demands public apology

Edit Kathimerini 18 Dec 2017
In the suit, popular taxi-hailing app Beat (formerly Taxibeat) demands that Thymios Lyberopoulos revoke his abusive remarks within the next 10 days and issue a public apology on the union website....

Taxi catches fire after cylinder bursts at CSMT, Mumbai commuters panic

Edit Hindustan Times 18 Dec 2017
The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder of a taxi burst just outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) — one of the city’s largest and busiest railway stations — leading to chaos and panic among commuters at 3.50pm on Monday ... The taxi burst into flames on DN Road, an hour-and-a-half before the peak-hour rush....

PICS: Man crushed as truck driver pulls away

Edit Independent online (SA) 18 Dec 2017
Kimberley - A Kimberley 22-year-old taxi “jumpboy” was hit and then dragged under a truck... Some of the taxi drivers and other people at the scene ran to the truck and indicated to the driver to stop ... However, we also heard that Alouine and another driver taxi driver walked around the corner to where the truck was parked.”. According to Van Wyk the taxi driver who was with Alouine at the time, is missing....

3 dead, 10 injured in horror crash in Cape Town

Edit Independent online (SA) 18 Dec 2017
Cape Town - Three people died, and at least ten others, including an eleven-year-old child, were injured when a taxi and a light motor vehicle collided on Robert Sobukwe Drive in Bellville on Monday evening ... "At least ten other people were found near the taxi with various injuries ranging from ......
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