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  • City must actively enforce new restrictions on Uber X, says TTA

    taxinews.com 13 Jul '16, 2pm

    City must actively enforce new restrictions on Uber X, says TTA by Mike Beggs Toronto’s Standard taxi plate owners got “the best possible result” from the new Toronto bylaw for ground transportation vehicles, passed by Toronto Council on May 3. That was the message from Toronto Taxi A...

  • Industry in turmoil as everyone waits for new bylaw to kick in July 15

    taxinews.com 13 Jul '16, 2pm

    Industry in turmoil as everyone waits for new bylaw to kick in July 15 by Mike Beggs Things were remarkably quiet in the wake of Toronto Council’s potentially devastating decision to open the doors wide to Uber X under the separate licensing category of Private Transportation Companie...

  • Cab industry still winning the battle with Uber in upstate New York

    taxinews.com 11 Jul '16, 6pm

    Cab industry still winning the battle with Uber in upstate New York by Mike Beggs “When are we going to get Uber?” the announcers at WGR 55 Sports Radio station in Buffalo ask regularly, as if being deprived of something as elemental as sun, or water. Indeed, Buffalo is the only NFL c...

  • Cab Stand

    taxinews.com 29 Feb '16, 3pm

    ‘Sharing Economy’ a misnomer for free loading tax dodgers To the editor, (Editor’s note: This letter is a prepared statement presented last month by Toronto Taxi Alliance executive director Rita Smith to the provincial government’s Pre-Budget Consultation Committee.) Good morning and ...

  • Duffy's Domain

    taxinews.com 01 Feb '16, 1pm

    City’s mismanagement of the taxi file exacts devastating personal toll A lot has gone on over the last month worthy of comment, but I’d like to review a very old and persistent myth about Toronto taxi owners. I now know, or at least have spoken with, two people connected to the taxi b...

  • What is a life’s work worth?

    taxinews.com 30 Jan '16, 11pm

    With Toronto Mayor John Tory seemingly hell-bent on paving the way for the new-fangled ride-sharing economy and Tim Hudak’s Bill 131 (“Opportunities In The Sharing Economy Act”) swiftly passing second reading at Queen’s Park, some Toronto taxi leaders are wondering if the writing isn’...

  • Ugly subtext of Uber battle does not reflect well on Torontonians

    taxinews.com 31 Dec '15, 8pm

    Ugly subtext of Uber battle does not reflect well on Torontonians by Rita Smith These weeks have been so busy, I have not found much time to write down what I am thinking in all of this Taxi/Uber debacle. The element that stands out most clearly, and most poignantly to me is the respe...

  • Toronto’s Mayor could learn a lot from his Calgary counterpart

    taxinews.com 27 Feb '16, 10pm

    Toronto’s Mayor could learn a lot from his Calgary counterpart by Mike Beggs On January 27, Edmonton became the first Canadian city to legalize Uber, with its Mayor Don Iveson deeming their new bylaw “a step forward” that will enable innovation and competition within the transportatio...

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