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Cabbies 'reject free Uber offer' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 12:23:00 PM
....Ms Bertram said in a blog post that the Knowledge, which requires four years of study by aspiring black cab drivers to memorise London streets and landmarks, was "an onerous test" which could be completed more quickly in "the age of GPS and live traffic apps". But Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), said: "With over 15,000 cabbies registered with specific taxi-hailing apps like Gett and Hailo, we would be amazed if any drivers decide to take up Uber's offer. ...
All London black cabs to take card payments from October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 03:05:13 PM
.... In future, when you hail a cab you can be sure that you can pay the way you like – card, contactless or cash. That is without doubt better for our customers and for drivers who will benefit from extra work,” said Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association. ...
London's black-cab drivers: 'Four cabbies pay more tax than Uber' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 08:36:43 AM
.... The tax paid related to amounts deferred from previous years when Uber’s UK operation made a loss. “Any four black-cab drivers pay more tax than Uber,” said Steve McNamara, the general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA). ...
London backs off Uber restrictions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 11:25:12 AM
....Uber has celebrated the "victory". However, the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) said there had been a "missed opportunity". ...
Uber hails victory after Transport for London drops restrictions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of January 2016 11:12:33 AM
....”. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, which represents many of London’s 22,000 or so black-cab drivers, said there had been a missed opportunity. ...
Uber backed by competition watchdog in TfL regulation battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 06:02:55 PM
....The unusual intervention has raised eyebrows at TfL and in the taxi trade. Steve McNamara, the general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said: “I’m surprised the CMA would be concerned about the wellbeing of a $40bn company that doesn’t pay a penny of tax in this country. ...
London's black cabs to accept contactless payments as fight against Uber intensifies image
.... . The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), which represents most of the 25,000 licensed taxi drivers in the capital, sought to have the app banned, arguing it acts as a metred pay system, which is not allowed for private hire vehicles. ...
Minicab hailing app Uber is lawful, High Court rules image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 10:17:38 AM
.... . Uber and TfL had argued that the app does not qualify as a meter, while the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association and London Private Hire Car Association has said it is circumventing the law. ...
Uber wins high court case over taxi app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 09:21:16 AM
....”. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association said it had lodged an immediate appeal against the ruling in the supreme court. ...
Uber awaits high court verdict over smartphone app in battle with TfL image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 05:26:00 PM
.... Taximeters are closely regulated by TfL in return for black cabs getting certain privileges, which include being allowed to drive in the bus lane. The hearing included submissions from Uber London Ltd and the main trade bodies: the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association and Licensed Private Hire Car Association. ...
Which jobs will robots steal first? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 13th of September 2015 11:21:38 PM
....For the moment though "the other dude in the car" is in defiant mood. Steve McNamara, head of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association told the BBC that driverless cars didn't threaten his job. ...
London's black cabs take on Uber with offpeak fares image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 11:57:10 AM
....The customers will also be offered the option of a fixed rate which will be confirmed at the start of their trip. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said the discounted scheme would make black cabs far more competitive against rivals such as Uber. ...
London cabbies in Uber tax campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 11:38:02 AM
....Taxis and billboards across the capital have been daubed with posters claiming that Uber does not pay tax in the UK. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) said the campaign is to "highlight what we are up against". ...
Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of May 2015 07:43:22 AM
....In the last year, the regulator Transport for London says the number of private hire vehicle licences has risen from 52,000 to 77,000, and most of that increase is made up of new Uber drivers. Another 1,200 private hire drivers are swelling that total every month, according to the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA), which lobbies for the traditional black cab drivers. ...
London's taxis take TfL battle to the street in West End strike image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 04:59:05 PM
.... . Last June, a strike organised by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association brought London to a standstill as thousands of cabbies expressed disappointment in TfL, although Mr Martin said the demonstration was wrongly perceived as an anti-Uber protest after the cab-hailing app reported an 850pc jump in signups compared to the week before. ...
Transport for London accused of being 'in bed' with Uber image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 18th of April 2015 06:00:31 PM
.... “Maaxi wants to launch a perfectly legal sharing system that will bring taxi rides to a large swathe of Londoners who don’t use them . and TfL is finding a reason why it can’t launch” said Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association. ...
Maaxi - will we care for sharing? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of April 2015 07:44:45 AM
....We first reported on Maaxi last October when it was apparently on the verge of launching. It seemed to be well-funded, with generous backing from its co-founder Nat Rothschild and it had the political muscle of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association behind it. ...
Kabbee vs Uber: The David and Goliath story of London cabs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 29th of March 2015 08:21:15 PM
.... . Up to 12,000 London cabbies caused gridlock in London when they refused to work in protest over Uber’s fare-by-distance calculations, which the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association argued works like a taxi meter and is therefore illegal for private cars to use. ...
Uber-style apps banned for private cars in China in crackdown on unlicensed cabs image
.... . It presents a hurdle for Uber, whose global expansion has hit a series of obstacles, including opposition from the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) in London and a ban in Delhi after a female executive was allegedly raped by one of its drivers. ...
Lobbying goes into Uber-drive as it takes on cabbies' protests image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of December 2014 01:12:25 AM
....Uber’s public policy team in the UK is small compared to the US but faces similar problems. The London Taxi Drivers Association has brought a legal case against Uber, claiming it is breaking the law as it does not have a taxi operator’s licence. ...
Hailo says Uber blocked potential investors image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of October 2014 05:41:35 PM
....In the midst of the furore, a new competitor, Maaxi, began recruiting black-cab drivers disgruntled with Hailo. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is currently in the process of taking several individual Uber drivers to court. ...
Maaxi app aims to help black cabs counter rise of Uber image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of October 2014 04:12:35 PM
....Alternatively, users can opt to ride solo when they make their booking. The start-up already has the support of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association. ...
Uber wins early victory in battle with London cabbies image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:50:53 PM
.... . On Thursday, TfL said this referral would have to be delayed, since the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) had filed separate criminal proceedings against six Uber drivers. ...
London's anti-Uber taxi protest brings traffic to standstill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of June 2014 04:59:51 PM
....The app works out the cost of journeys and cab drivers say it is the same as using a taxi meter, which only black cabs are legally entitled to use. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) also said part of the demonstration was about highlighting the length of training - between four and seven years - that taxi drivers undergo before being licensed. ...
Uber taxis face legal battles from London black-cab drivers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of May 2014 12:56:41 PM
....The legal action emerged a day after Travis Kalanick, Uber's chief executive, confirmed the Silicon Valley company, which has rolled out its service to 115 cities globally, was set for a "record breaking" private fundraising that could see it valued at close to $17bn (£10bn). The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association is issuing summonses to six Uber drivers on Thursdayon the grounds that it is illegal for private-hire vehicles to be fitted with meters. ...
Uber app taxi row referred to London's High Court image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of May 2014 08:58:26 AM
....However, Transport for London added it would invite the High Court to give a binding ruling on the matter "given the level of concern among the trade". The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has claimed the app equates to being a taximeter, which private vehicles are not allowed to use. ...
London black taxis plan congestion chaos to block Uber image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of May 2014 12:22:19 PM
.... . The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association complains that Uber's drivers are using a smartphone app to calculate fares despite it being illegal for private vehicles to be fitted with taximeters. ...

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