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GM set for robo-taxi service in 2019

San Fransisco - Car manufacturer General Motors has announced plans for self-driving vehicles to act as taxis to appear in key U.S. cities and suburbs in 2019. The cost of these vehicles is relatively low, at around $30,000, offering high returns for investors.

Spanish taxi drivers protest against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of taxi drivers protested Wednesday in Madrid to ask the government to better regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Cabify.Throwing firecrackers and lighting flares, the protesters clashed with police near parliament.

London taxis embracing technology

London - With the use of Uber taxis in London in the balance, the traditional taxi service is embracing new forms of payment and technology.

Spanish taxis go on strike against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of Spanish taxis went on strike in Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify.

Spanish taxis go on strike against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of Spanish taxis went on strike in Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify.

Spanish taxis go on strike against Uber, Cabify

Madrid - Thousands of Spanish taxis went on strike in Madrid and Barcelona on Tuesday to protest against ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify.

16 arrested in Colombian taxi driver protest against Uber

Estanzuela - Sixteen people have been arrested during a major demonstration by Bogota taxi drivers against ride-sharing app Uber, authorities said.

Cabbies block roads as France hit by multiple strikes

Paris - Angry French taxi drivers blocked key roads with burning tyres and hundreds of flights were cancelled as air traffic controllers joined civil servants, hospital staff and teachers for a "Black Tuesday" of strikes.

Sao Paulo taxi drivers banned from wearing shorts

S - Taxi drivers in Brazil's biggest city have been banned from wearing shorts -- or trying to engage their fares in banter about football.The rules that took effect in Sao Paulo on Monday aim to whip the city's cabbies into shape.

Toronto transportation: A week in review

Toronto - It was an eventful week for Toronto transportation. From kittens to lawsuits there is never a dull moment in the city of perpetual gridlock.

Austrian taxi drivers fare well in migrant crisis

Nickelsdorf - The flood of migrants may be causing a strain elsewhere in Europe, but taxi driver Mohammed, who earns as much as 450 euros ($500) a day driving refugees from the border to Vienna, is a happy man."I charge 150 euros to get to Vienna.

Report: Taxi drivers overcharged New Yorkers by $8.3 million

New York - A new report by the Taxi and Limousine Commission suggests that taxi drivers have overcharged New Yorkers by more than $8.3 million, or $4.45 per ride.

New NYC Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Dispatch Program

Now, a wheelchair user can order a ramp-equipped, accessible taxi in NYC by calling 3-1-1. But in order to continue this experimental program, and convince fleet-owners to purchase more of these special taxis, PWDs need to use it!

Get Ready For Possible Taxi Fare Increases In Toronto

Come August taxis in Toronto will be charging a little more for a ride across town if a proposal passes this week with the city's Licensing and Standards Committee. The pick up rate will go up to $4 instead of the $3 we pay now.

Drunk And Dangerous - How Free Condoms Save Youngsters From The Promiscuity Of Booze

To cut down on the growing cases every year of unwanted pregnancies as well as sexual infections including AIDS, a UK University has called for free contraception to be given away in pubs, clubs and taxis

New York cabs to get TV and GPS connection, but drivers are unhappy

New York -­ Sit back, relax and watch television while taking a cab ride ­ this should soon be a routine experience in New York where around 13,000 of the city's distinctive yellow taxis are to be fitted with a state-of-the-art video system by the end o
 

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