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December 2019

Certification hearing

A Judge is now deliberating whether a proposed class action lawsuit against the City of Toronto for $1.7 Billion can proceed.

A group of Toronto taxicab owners and operators led by Lawrence Eisenberg, Behrouz Hadjnourollah Khamza and Sukhvir Thethi alleges the city failed in its duty to protect the investments and potential pensions of taxicab owners who bought and sold taxi licenses with the full approval of the city for decades. MORE

Chicago approves traffic congestion tax on ride-hailing services

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A proposal to combat traffic congestion in Chicago by increasing taxes on certain ride-hailing trips won city council approval on Tuesday as the city and ride providers accused each other of penalizing low-income passengers. MORE

Uber drives up prices for shared rides, Chicago data reveals

Tina Bellon

(Reuters) - How much ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft charge customers throughout a day is one of the most closely held secrets in Silicon Valley.

But a law in Chicago requiring the companies to disclose fare data shines a light on how at least one of the former “unicorns” is trying to turn a profit for the first time. MORE

Uber stripped of licence in London, U.K. over safety ‘failures’

BY KELVIN CHAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

London’s transit authority on Monday refused to renew  HYPERLINK "https://globalnews.ca/tag/uber/" Uber’s licence to operate, putting the ride-hailing company’s future in the British capital in doubt.

It’s the latest chapter in Uber’s rocky history with London transport officials, who have been subjecting the San Francisco-based company to ever tighter scrutiny over concerns about passenger safety and security. MORE

The Manley Letters

Since the enactment of Toronto’s game changing Vehicle-For-Hire Bylaw in July of 2016, long-time Toronto taxi owner/operator Gerry Manley has made a concerted effort to draw attention to what he alleges to be the many flaws and illegalities contained in the controversial legislation, in the hope of creating greater awareness of the devastating impact it has had on both the taxi industry and the broader public interests it serves.

Since passage of the bylaw, he has sent a barrage of well-researched letters to countless politicians and bureaucrats at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government, in the hope of spurring corrective regulatory action.

With a view to streamlining this voluminous body of research, Manley has issued a series of letters addressing specific problems inherent in the new regulatory landscape. Beginning this month, Taxi News will be running a news story highlighting one of these letters each month for the duration of the series. Manley’s original letters will be posted here on Taxinews.com, beginning with his letter to Premier Doug Ford. Subsequent letters in the series will be posted
here monthly following publication of the accompanying story in Taxi News…READ HERE

 

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