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Issues Discussed this week:

Decision on whether Taxis will be allowed to drive through Bank Junction takes place this week on the 13th September

Westminster City Council wins legal challenge against Transport for London, meaning cycle scheme will not go ahead in current form
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/cs11-blocked-as-westminster-wins-judicial-review-against-tfl-1-5693170

Steve Mac says the LTDA will not JR the Uber Decision as it would cost them too much money and he doesnt think they will win

Volvo reveals new Robo-Taxi in race to autonomy
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-volvo-cars-autonomous-robotaxi/volvo-reveals-new-robo-taxi-in-race-to-autonomy-idUKKCN1LL19V

Volvo Cars presented a fully electric robo-taxi on Wednesday, as the Geely-owned Swedish company races to meet an ambitious target for driverless vehicle sales with its Uber supply deal on hold.

Uber seems to view its drivers as a necessary evil
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/104560/uber-seems-to-view-its-drivers-as-a-necessary-evil
Uber will soon take delivery of Toyota’s autonomous cars-cum-taxis, so professional drivers should be very afraid, thinks Mike Rutherford

Piccadilly Line Tube drivers to hold 48-hour strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45486620?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

Police 2% pay rise ‘a punch on the nose’, Cressida Dick says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45487244?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

Metrocab “Remains on course” despite debt worries
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/Metrocab-%E2%80%9CRemains-on-course%E2%80%9D-despite-dept-worries

Private Hire operators have until October this year to put in place a “Voice Contact” that customers can speak to regarding any queries

Uber rival Didi Chuxing announce losses of almost £445 million in the first half of this year
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/11/Uber-rival-Didi-Chuxing-announce-losses-of-almost-%C2%A3445-million-in-the-first-half-of-this-year

CCTV in taxis – What is the law on continuous recording?
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/CCTV-in-taxis-What-is-the-law-on-continuous-recording

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan commissions detailed study into the pedestrianisation of Parliament Square
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/06/Mayor-of-London-Sadiq-Khan-commissions-detailed-study-into-the-pedestrianisation-of-Parliament-Square

TfL withheld key audit report from tram crash investigators
https://insidecroydon.com/2018/03/14/tfl-withheld-key-audit-report-from-tram-crash-investigators/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

And Much More…….

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