Fare models undergo changes: Uber are raising their fares to 30 percent for the first time and MyTaxi is introducing a standardised seven percent.
By taxi right to the red carpet: taxi.eu and the Viennese Taxizentrale 40100 are drawing attention to themselves this week in their capacity as event-supplier to the Eurovision Song-Contest.
Offizielle Pressemeldung taxi.eu http://www.taxi.eu/pressebereich/
Offizielle Pressemeldung Taxi 40 100 http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20150518_OTS0010/red-carpet-fuer-die-e-taxis-beim-song-contest-bild
A firm against homophobia: a taxi driver in London has painted his black cab in the colours of the rainbow.
Quote of the day
„From Switzerland, India, Germany, Finland, Austria, Albania, Serbia, Greece, England etc.
Facebook-Post from taxi driver, Hanspeter Minudel. Taxi Times wants to know on Facebook what countries the driver´s passengers are from. The countries which are named are shown in color on a map of the world.
Planning ahead: ix popular Volkswagen models will be launched this year. As taxis these can only be ordered little by little. We will keep you informed as of when these are available – at least for the German market.
News from Germany
After Stuttgart now Hamburg: MyTaxi was once again forced to discontinue its 50% discount promotion.
Uber starts with new app in Germany: following the bans on the UberBLACK and UberPOP apps, a new UberX app should now function according to German rules.
Scepticism from the trade: Taxi Germany and Associated Taxis Frankfurt (Taxivereinigung Frankfurt) take a stand and advertise for themselves.
First Uber-driver convicted: a student from Hamburg has to pay a fine of € 1,350.
News from Switzerland
Exceptions: Basel has introduced a car-free inner city, and is now making adjustments. Private drivers can still drive into the city with short-term permits – „so that large groups of people do not have to travel by taxi“, according to a radio report.
Our last words
The bee taxi: the typical yellow colour of a Viennese taxi was so appealing to a swarm of bees that they took up residence in the rear of the vehicle. Oh wouldn’t it be wonderful if people around the world were also this interested in taxis…
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