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Motor Car Amendment Act Passes In House

Motor Car Amendment Act Passes In House

Following the Bill passing in the House of Assembly, Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy said, “I am very pleased indeed that the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act passed in the House today. “This brings us a step closer towards the introduction of minicars in Bermuda which will enhance our tourism offerings and... Read more of this article

Ministerial Brief On Minicar Rental Proposal

Ministerial Brief On Minicar Rental Proposal

MPs are currently discussing the minicar rental proposal in the House of Assembly this morning [Nov 25], with a Bill before the House that seeks to amend the Motor Car Act 1951 to allow for the rental of minicars. In delivering a a Ministerial brief on behalf of the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities, Minister of Economic Development... Read more of this article

Entrepreneurs Hoping For Legislation To Pass

Entrepreneurs Hoping For Legislation To Pass

A group of young Bermudian entrepreneurs are gearing up to rent three-wheel rental scooters to visitors early in the New Year, and are hoping the law to allow it passes in Parliament. “We’re very excited,” said TJ Clark, 33, one of four partners working on a project to bring Scootcoupe vehicles to the Island. “We’re hoping for the Bill to... Read more of this article

MP Lawrence Scott: ‘Original Concerns Remain’

MP Lawrence Scott: ‘Original Concerns Remain’

“Minster Fahy’s smoke and mirrors listening exercise with stakeholders resulted in nothing more than the OBA moving ahead with their plans as they always intended, consequently all of the original concerns remain,” Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, adding that they have “engaged in nothing more than a political slight... Read more of this article

Changes Planned For Minicar Rental Legislation

Changes Planned For Minicar Rental Legislation

After meetings between Government, taxi entities and other transportation stakeholders, changes to the plan to introduce minicar rentals will be reflected in new legislation, with the legislation set to allow for licenced liveries to offer minicars that are no more than 60 inches wide and 115 inches long, with seats limited to two and cc being limited... Read more of this article

Minister & Stakeholders Meet Over Quadricycles

Minister & Stakeholders Meet Over Quadricycles

The Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy announced today that he has met with a number of stakeholders in respect of proposed amendments to the Motor Car Act to allow for the rental of quadricycles in Bermuda. “Stakeholders included the Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators, the two minibus associations and the taxi dispatch... Read more of this article

Minister: Stakeholder Group To Iron Out Issues

Minister: Stakeholder Group To Iron Out Issues

Minister of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Michael Fahy thanked all the minibus and taxi drivers that remained on the road providing services, and said he will be “reaching out to industry partners to form a stakeholder group as agreed to iron out a number of issues.” Government recently tabled the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act... Read more of this article

“Minibuses Were In Service The Entire Day”

“Minibuses Were In Service The Entire Day”

In light of the “Government’s decision to put the issue of the rental cars in abeyance until the September sitting of the House,” the Bermuda Minibus Association and Somers Isles Minibus Association “decided that no further action was warranted at this time” and the “minibuses were in service the entire day.” Minibus... Read more of this article

Taxi Drivers Withdraw Labour Until Monday

Taxi Drivers Withdraw Labour Until Monday

Taxi drivers are gathering outside the House of Assembly today, and said they have withdrawn their labour until Monday, with the Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association saying they are seeking for the rental car bill to be “withdrawn completely from the books.” President of the Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association Leo Simmons... Read more of this article

Further Consultation To Be Held: Car Rental Bill

Further Consultation To Be Held: Car Rental Bill

Following a meeting last night with taxi owners and other transportation stakeholders, the Government has decided not to debate the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 today and will “carry it forward to the next parliamentary session in order to consult with transportation partners further.” The Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was... Read more of this article

BEST On Car Proposal: ‘Look Before We Leap’

BEST On Car Proposal: ‘Look Before We Leap’

BEST has weighed in on the proposal to introduce rental cars in Bermuda, saying that “a deeper look suggests that mini vehicles for tourists may be a gift with mixed benefits” and we should “look before we leap.” BEST’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was tabled in the House of Assembly, with... Read more of this article

Greenrock’s Reaction To Car Rental Proposal

Greenrock’s Reaction To Car Rental Proposal

Greenrock said they were “surprised to learn about the proposal to introduce car rentals,” and said they “would support legislation – such as this proposed amendment – being subject to a more pro-active public consultation approach.” The environmental organisations’s comments follow after the Motor Car Amendment... Read more of this article

Tourism Authority ‘Strongly Supports Concept’

Tourism Authority ‘Strongly Supports Concept’

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] said they “strongly support the concept of small electric rental vehicles for visitors” as “Bermuda is one of the only destinations in the world not offering some sort of car rental programme” and “this new capacity will improve Bermuda’s marketability and positively impact the... Read more of this article