Chicago promotes environmentally friendly taxis: Eighty per cent of the acquisition price up to a maximum of 10,000 U.S. dollars is reimbursed upon the purchase of an electric or CNG vehicle.
Quote of the day
“Our companies need procedural security!“
German federal association demands a long-awaited political decision on fiscal taximeters.
Toyotas taxi offensive: Toyota wants to offer the new Avensis as a taxi. We have found the initial driving reports. Intax, a company specialised in converting vehicles, is already working on a taxi package in Germany.
News from Germany
MyTaxi discount promotions still banned: The district court of Stuttgart confirmed during the main hearing that a price reduction for taxi rides constitutes a violation of the law on transportation of passengers.
BZP requests Insika procedure (integrated security solution for cash register systems processing measured data) for fiscal taximeters: In an appeal to the finance minister of the German federal states, the German taxi association BZP is recommending the Insika procedure as the exclusive solution for the taxi trade.
VdEK rechnet nur noch elektronisch ab: Ab Juli 2015 führt der Verband der Ersatzkassen (VdEK) in Bayern die elektronische Abrechnung von Krankenfahrten ein. Das berichtet der Abrechnungsdienstleister DMRZ.
News from Austria
Multiple rollover: Horrific pictures in the media show a taxi that crashed in the Kitzbühel Alps. The driver was seriously injured. We wish him a good recovery.
Our last words
“Happy anniversary to the TAXI Times. The magazine has a good layout and provides relevant information for the entire taxi industry, from the first to the last page. I had wished for something like this for many years.” Taxi Times reader Christine Reindl
We were especially pleased to receive this reader’s feedback. After all, it is not every day that we fulfil someone’s long-standing wish.
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