Belfast gets brand-new taxi 'flag down' policies as Uber provides free trips
14th July, 2016
New policies imply that this weekend there will be more taxis the general public can flag down on Belfast streets than ever. A modification to the law means that previously personal hire only cabs will be able to choose people up straight off the street, as opposed to customers needing to have actually scheduled a taxi save on your uber journey.
Previously personal hire taxis can now operate as public hire from midnight on Friday and Saturday up until 6am each following early morning. Belfast's newest taxi operator, the international huge Uber, does not have a license to run as public hire at anytime. For that reason customers still have to book.READ MORE
The MBTA thinks it can shave 10 percent off the length of commuters bus journeys within a couple of years if travelers no more pay with money on board. The T's primary innovation officer, David Block-Schachter, is set up to update the firm's board on next-generation fare collection innovation Monday afternoon.
The company initially floated its fare-collection goals, including the concept of going cash-free on buses and the Green Line, in March, with an ambitious timeline of implementing a new fare system within 2 and a half years. The proposed new system would enable riders to pay with a T fare card, a mobile phone, or a charge card by tapping a fare reader that would be readily available to passengers at any door on the car.READ MORE
A bulk of Londoners want an equal opportunity for taxis and Uber drivers, a new survey has found. An Ipsos survey commissioned by the city discovered 64 percent want the ride-sharing giant to follow the exact same laws as taxis and limos. That outcome is nearly similar to a national Angus Reid Poll on the problem performed in February.
The survey outcomes were part of a package of feedback on the Uber concern in a city personnel report headed to city council s community and protective services committee on Tuesday. Along with the survey, city staff likewise met groups of taxi and limousine motorists and brokers, Uber drivers, and agents from business, tourism and neighborhood groups.READ MORE