Tag Archive Transport policy

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With Uber’s future in doubt, how else might Londoners zip around town?

For London, Uber is not yet over. But last week’s decision by the capital’s transport authority to reject the global ride-hailing firm’s application to renew its licence has put its long-term prospects in doubt.

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Uber’s London woes show the need for a taxi app owned by drivers

For the second time in a few years, Uber is under threat in London. Transport for London has judged the firm to not be “fit and proper”. It’s likely Uber will make a few minor tweaks to win back the licence. But if TfL wants a truly fit and proper ride-hailing service in London, it should establish a driver-owned alternative to Uber.

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I backed Sadiq Khan – but now his racist minicab policy has betrayed me | Abdurazak Hadi

They say you can get used to anything in time, but I am not sure that is true. Some things in life, such as the loss of a loved one, we must find the courage to accept. Others, like discrimination and exploitation, we must find the courage to fight. Two weeks ago, I lost my dear son, Hadi, to leukaemia at 12 and somehow my family and I must find a way to grieve and carry on, though I doubt we will ever get over it.

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Minicab drivers claim discrimination over new London charge

Minicab drivers are launching a legal action against the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, accusing him of discrimination against a largely ethnic minority workforce by making them pay the congestion charge while black cab drivers, who are overwhelmingly white, will be exempt.

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Spanish taxi drivers strike for stricter ride-hailing app regulations

Spanish taxi drivers demanding more regulations for app-based ride-hailing services blocked access to a trade exhibition centre in Madrid where a major tourism fair was on.

Riot police trying to clear a blocked highway circling the Spanish capital briefly clashed with the drivers on Wednesday, many wearing the yellow traffic safety vests used by protesters in neighbouring France.

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Uber pushed for UK congestion charges that would hit poor hardest

Uber used a private meeting with the transport secretary to push for congestion charges that a senior civil servant warned would hit poorer drivers hardest, records have revealed.

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