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Taxi industry in Pretoria welcomes plan to honor taxi operators affected by COVID-19

Pretoria, South Africa - The taxi industry has welcomed the plan by the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure in Gauteng to honor and...

Ankara metropolitan municipality continues its support to taxi drivers

Ankara, Turkey - Ankara Metropolitan Municipality did not leave the 4 thousand 7 taxi tradesmen who came to calibrate their taximeters at 700 points...

Toronto looks to help the struggling taxi industry

Toronto, Canada - The City of Toronto is stepping up to help the ailing taxi industry. Melissa Nakhavoly reports on city council’s aim and...

Facemasks now mandatory when hailing a taxi in Tijuana

Tijuana, Mexico - Anyone not wearing a facemask will not be allowed to ride most taxis within Tijuana city limits.Cab drivers have been urging...

‘They forgot about us’: Self-employed taxi drivers in Scotland face huge drop in earnings

Glasgow, Scotland - Before Covid-19 struck, Michael was making a healthy living as a self-employed taxi driver in Glasgow.He typically earned between £18,000 and...

Drivers in Singapore welcome the news of more financial help to offset vehicle rental costs

Singapore - Private-hire driver Adrian Ong, 35, has been working three to four hours more every day to make up for the slower business...

Taxi drivers in central Japan allowed to refuse passengers not wearing masks

Nagoya, Japan - The Chubu District Transport Bureau on Dec. 10 permitted taxi companies to change their terms of transportation so that they can...

Yellow cab caravan heads to Washington to plead for pandemic aid

https://youtu.be/rkqbkzhONLANew York City, NY - About two dozen yellow cab drivers began a caravan from Lower Manhattan to Washington, D.C. Thursday to demand legislators...

Feeling ‘defeated’ by virus, now a young cabbie runs scenic tours

London, UK - A taxi driver has started running Christmas tours around the capital after the coronavirus pandemic devastated his trade.Joe Young, who grew...

‘Derry taxi drivers living in poverty’, Stormont meeting told

Derry, Northern Ireland - Taxi drivers in Derry who were on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic and are now experiencing ‘poverty’ need immediate...

‘Half of NI taxi drivers’ fail to claim emergency funds

Northern Ireland - Payments of £1,500 were offered to drivers to help with their overheads following a massive drop in businesses during the Covid-19...

How Sweden’s taxi drivers are stepping up to help with Covid-19 testing

Stockholm, Sweden - Swedish taxi driver Jotta Nikopoulou is one of several who have found new work during the Covid-19 pandemic, by delivering tests...

Hamilton taxi industry welcomes temporary relief from city hall

Hamilton, Canada - Hamilton’s taxi industry continues to languish as COVID-19 drives down fares during its vicious second wave.“December used to be our busiest...

Scottish taxi drivers suffering financial hardship without government support

Scotland - A survey commissioned by the union which involves hundreds of taxi drivers all over Scotland confirms the hardship faced by many drivers,...

Malaysian taxi drivers grateful for aid but want more done to sustain their livelihood

Johor Bahru, Malaysia - Taxi drivers are grateful for the RM500 one-off assistance for them under Johor Budget 2021 but say the money will...

Forbes to help Scottish taxi drivers amid call for retail vouchers

Scotland - Finance Secretary Kate Forbes will offer help for taxi drivers and services such as those in the weddings industry when she outlines...

Madikizela warns Cape Town’s taxi drivers against not adhering to COVID-19 rules

Cape Town, South Africa - The Western Cape Transport Department has threatened to take harsh steps against taxi drivers and passengers who fail to...

A Member of Parliament (MP) ‘disappointed’ by council response as Bradford taxi drivers struggle to ‘make ends meet’

Bradford, UK - Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West, asked Bradford Council to extend the length of time between taxi drivers being able...

TfL released new video advising taxi drivers of how to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://youtu.be/V3ogeV8ucvELondon, UK - Transport for London (TfL) have released a new video accompanied by detailed advice on the best ways to stay safe from...

London’s taxi drivers, confronted with deserted streets, are turning in their rented black cabs

London, UK - Drive through a leaf-strewn forest and past a charming street market in Epping, about 20 miles northeast of London, and a...

Taxi drivers to undergo mandatory COVID-19 test in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The Transport Department would be launching a one-off mandatory testing scheme for taxi drivers in view of the latest pandemic situation.From...

Taxi Industry ‘will not cope’ with Christmas Rush after Driver Exodus

Dublin, Ireland - People dining out in the run up to Christmas face being stranded on the streets because the taxi industry cannot cope...

London’s taxi drivers expected to receive 1.5 million face masks to combat COVID-19

London, UK - London’s taxi and private hire drivers are to receive an additional 1.5 million face masks and 30,000 bottles of hand sanitizer,...

Red Cross keeps Bermuda’s taxi drivers safe with a large donation of masks

Hamilton, Bermuda - Bermuda’s taxi drivers will have a safer Christmas after the Bermuda Red Cross yesterday gave them 5,000 masks to help curb...

Stockholm contracts its cab drivers to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests

https://youtu.be/yzT8c5gbdgkStockholm, Sweden - Taxi driver Lars-Goran Goransson admits to feeling a little anxious each time he slips on a pair of latex gloves and...

Taxi drivers in Wales are earning ‘less than £25 ($33.50 USD) a day’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Unite Wales says drivers are at a "mighty low" (Credit: bbc.com)Wales, UK - Unite Wales, which represents cabbies, claims ministers have "forgotten" the industry,...
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