Taxicabs

Headteacher accused of using school funds to splash out on New York trip and laptop, court hears

A headmistress used school money to fund a luxurious trip to New York during term-time, a court has heard.<p>Melanie Rose, who also worked as an Ofsted inspector, stands accused of using school finances to finance an unauthorised trip across the Atlantic in December 2012.<p>The 45-year-old, of Loughton, …

Fraud

Fare Information

Fare Estimator<p>Welcome to the Dallas Taxi Fare Finder. This page will calculate your cab fare using Dallas/Fort Worth, TX taxi rates. To begin, enter …

Uber

Ride-sharing operations to come to rural South Dakota

A city in southern South Dakota will be getting its own ride-sharing operation aimed at rural communities, to the dismay of existing taxi …

Uber

Maharashtra govt introduces 5% reservation of permits for women auto drivers

The first batch of women auto rickshaw drivers started work on Saturday after the Maharashtra government reserved 5% of rickshaw permits for …

Transportation

New numbers show just how much New York's taxi cab owners have lost thanks to the ascendance of Uber and Lyft

Everyone pretty much assumed the emergence of Uber and Lyft in New York City would give yellow cabs a case of the blues. Now, new numbers show just how much the digital ride-hailing services have decimated the value of the city's traditional taxis.<p>Crain's New York Business reports that the value of …

Uber

This Awesome Couple Started a Pet-Friendly Taxi Company in India!

Pet homelessness is a <i>huge</i> problem. In the United States alone, there are about 70 million stray animals. While a number of U.S. residents already opt …

Veganism

Italy just banned Uber

Uber has been banned in Italy after a Rome court ruled that it represents unfair competition for traditional taxis.<p>The court said Uber could not use …

Uber

Silent taxi service forbidding small talk trialled in Japan

For those who just want to be driven in silence.<p>Pros of Uber and Lyft: You press a button on your phone and a car comes to pick you up. Cons: There's a person in that car, who you'll sometimes have to speak to.<p>Miyako Taxi, a company based in Kyoto, Japan, is ridding customers of this burden, …

Uber

Woman says cabbie's fine 'a slap on the wrist'

A 21-year-old Winnipeg woman who says she was propositioned for sex by a taxi driver during a ride home last November said an $850 fine to the driver …

Uber

Is this 18-rotor electric ‘super drone’ the future of taxis?

Why it matters to you<p>It has a striking design but to be a success, people have to want to climb inside. Would you?<p>Call it a superdrone. Call it a …

Technology

A Flying Taxi Service Will Soar Through the Skies by 2018

Flying to the Future<p>Who doesn’t love flying cars? Almost every science-fiction flick that’s set in the future features flying vehicles, which shows …

Drones

This is the dirtiest way to commute to work in London

UPDATE: It's been pointed out to us (mostly by black cab drivers) that ZipJet is registered to the same address as the <i>Evening Standard</i> newspaper. …

London

Mercedes has formed a new alliance to develop robot taxis

Mercedes' parent company Daimler is teaming up with Bosch, the largest auto parts supplier, to develop the software for a self-driving taxi service, …

Driverless Cars

NYC Taxi Cab Medallions Are Getting Pretty Cheap

Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps have sliced into the yellow taxi business in New York since the services started popping up on city streets. …

Uber

'More freedom': Accessible taxi service hits the road

'For people that want to be on the go, we need more flexibility'<p>Bean Gill knows hailing a cab can be a demoralizing experience for people with …

Uber

Two Cities Launch Plans for a Flying Taxi Service by the 2030s

Few things are infuriating as traffic. Think about all the hours lost over a lifetime just sitting there, instead of being home, enjoying some …

Drones

Queen’s Husband, Prince Philip, Stops Driving His Personal Taxi Cab Aged 95

The Queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, has given up driving his personal taxi at the age of 95.<p>The duke took delivery of the gas-powered …

Lifestyle

Citing a proposal for tougher taxi standards, Uber withdraws from Denmark

A proposal that would require taxicabs and cars for hire to have seat occupancy sensors and meters has prompted the ride-hailing company to shut down …

Uber

Philip's eco-friendly taxi on display

The Duke of Edinburgh's eco-friendly taxi will go on display after almost two decades of royal service.<p>Philip, 95, took delivery of the gas-powered …

Royal Family

Police: Vegas cabbie went to victim's home after sex assault

LAS VEGAS – Police say a Las Vegas cabdriver went back to the customer he'd been accused of sexually assaulting while she was passed out and offered her money, flowers and apologies after surveillance video footage of the incident surfaced.<p>The driver, 25-year-old Abdul Based, was arrested Friday. …

Policing

Police say Miami taxi cab driver robbed, beat tourist from Colorado

MIAMI — A taxi driver is suspected of robbing a Colorado tourist of $800 following a night at a Miami nightclub.Miami-Dade police say the incident …

Crime

Miami-Dade cops looking for Yellow Taxi Cab driver who allegedly mugged tourist

Miami-Dade police are searching for a taxi driver who allegedly mugged a tourist.<p>This version of man-bites-dog occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday after …

Uber

London Taxi Company opens £300m electric black cab factory in Coventry

The opening of a new car factory in Coventry is a signal of China's confidence in the UK post-Brexit, its owners have said.<p>The plant at Ansty in the West Midlands will produce thousands of electric vehicles from later in the year, following a £300m investment by its Chinese owners Geely.<p>The London …

United Kingdom

Are Singapore Taxi Companies Ganging Up Against Local Commuters?

<b>Do Local Taxi Companies Really Need To Raise Fares?</b><p>We did a quick search online to understand how the taxi companies have been impacted. Comfort …

Uber

A women-only taxi service is being launched in Karachi to protect them against sexual harassment

A new cab service is being launched in Karachi, Pakistan, to help protect women against being sexually harassed.<p>Women will soon be able to call for a …

Sexism

Interactive travel map of Florence

• Public transit• <b><br>Bus & tram:</b> Ataf.net• <b><br>Taxi:</b> 4242.it or 4390.it<p>Airports<br>• Aeroporto.firenze.it (Florence's tiny Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci)<br>• Pisa-airport.com …

Mediterranean

London Taxi Company opens £300m Warwickshire plant to build new electrified black cab

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Transportation

Uber bill sets stage for ride-hailing service, dissolves Taxicab Board

Municipalities must create their own bylaws regulating vehicle-for-hire industry<p>Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke introduced new legislation …

Uber

Serial taxi fare cheat arrested

SINGAPORE: A 44-year-old man has been arrested for alleged cheating taxi drivers of their money and failing to pay fares.<p>In a press release issued on …

Uber

You’ll soon be able to channel your inner James Bond by travelling around Croatia by speedboat taxi

We’re all familiar with using Uber taxis to get us around, but the news that we will soon be able to travel around Croatia by UberBOAT adds a whole new dimension to holiday transport. The transport company is planning to hire speedboats of different sizes to help people travel by sea, as it already …

Croatia