Category Archives: Taxi Insurance

Future of the black cab in doubt

The sight of the distinctive black cab in London could soon be a thing of the past as Coventry-based manufacturer Manganese Bronze, which produce the London taxis, faces an uncertain future as they call in the administrators. Manganese was reportedly in talks with Chinese private car manufacturer Geely, which owns a 20 per cent stake […]

Uproar means Taxi Rank may not be Built

There were plans to have a new taxi rank built in the middle of Workington’s shopping centre that is worth £35 million. However, due to opposition it now looks likely that it won’t be built at all. A meeting was held with the Allerdale Council to decide where the new rank would be situated. Taxi […]

Beijing's Shake Shake Taxis

Despite a population of more than 20 million people and aspiring to be a great international metropolis, China is currently still only served by 66,000 taxis – no different to what it was like 10 years ago. Futhermore, according to a document released by the city’s transportation commission recently, the amount of taxis isn’t going […]

Commuters in Mumbai to pay more for taxi and autorickshaw travel

The Indian government has moved forward with plans to hike fares for taxi and autorickshaw travel in Mumbai. Rising for the third time in the space of a year, commuters in the Bollywood capital will now have to pay a minimum fare of RS.19 for a standard non-air-conditioned taxis, whilst paying Rs.23 for air-conditioned taxis. […]

Local entrepreneur launches in-taxi advertising in Newcastle

Richard Baker, a young entrepreneur from Newcastle and director of Adhesive Media, has just launched a sophisticated in-taxi advertising platform in the city. Labelled The City Portal, the service combines innovative in-taxi screen advertising with a free to use smartphone app and website. The service, developed by Richard and fellow directors Sal Sinawi, Jonathan Lawrence […]

Dublin get tough on taxis

In Ireland, ministers are drawing up a new law to stop individuals with “certain types of criminal convictions” from being taxi drivers. The bill will supposedly end crime in the industry and there will be a penalty points system for taxi drivers put in place. The Irish Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly who […]