Karhoo is claiming its comparison app has been a major success in London, with fast-growing booking numbers in the first seven weeks of operation.
Addison Lee has purchased Tristar Worldwide for £50 million, creating Europe’s largest executive car service and giving it a global presence through Tristar’s operations in the US, Asia and continental Europe.
Transport for London has announced that new changes to private hire regulations are being introduced from Monday, June 27.
Heathrow Airport’s new private hire vehicle parking area will be open to all private hire drivers, regardless of whether or not they have a confirmed booking to pick up an arriving passenger.
Mercedes-Benz dominates the chauffeur vehicle industry, and its dominance is growing, according to global professional driver service Blacklane.
Addison Lee, Europe’s largest private hire company, is rolling out its App across the UK, starting in Manchester, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Cambridge.
Addison Lee has been awarded the contract to provide the official taxi service from Luton Airport. The five-year deal comes as a blow to the Luton Hackney Carriage Association, which has operated a taxi rank outside the terminal for the past 10 years.
Heathrow airport is to open a car park for private hire drivers after local residents complained that Uber drivers caused “a huge amount of local distress” by waiting in nearby villages.
Sadiq Khan has announced plans to increase the size of London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, and is looking to bring forward its introduction from 2020 to 2019.
Some Belfast taxis will not be allowed to display roof signs under new legislation due to come into effect from May 31.
The private hire and taxi industry is in “a political dogfight” as Uber continues to push regulators to allow it to operate deregulated car-sharing operations in Europe.
Radio Taxis has signed a deal with Southampton Football Club to become the club’s first official taxi supplier.
Dozens of London-licensed Uber cars have been seen in Bristol picking up jobs booked on the Uber app, leaving local taxi drivers angry and out of pocket.
Middlesbrough’s Boro Taxis has announced it will freeze its fixed-price airport fares until the end of 2016, following a major rise in its airport business.
A diesel scrappage scheme aimed at removing the oldest and highest-polluting diesel cars from the roads would have only a minimal effect on air quality, according to the RAC Foundation.
Uber has agreed to settle a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by two major Californian cities, which claimed it carried out inadequate background checks on drivers.
Black cab app Gett has bought Mountview House Group, owner of the Radio Taxis black cab fleet, the Xeta taxi operation and the One Transport corporate taxi and private hire platform.
Fast-expanding private hire group Veezu, has strengthened its operations through the acquisition of two taxi companies in Birmingham and Leeds.
Heathrow Airport is to open a car park this June specifically for private hire drivers to use as a waiting area. The move follows complaints from local residents about the large numbers of Uber drivers who spend all day parked on residential streets, waiting for a fare.