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FAC Processing ‘Ride Bermuda’ Card Payments

FAC Processing ‘Ride Bermuda’ Card Payments

First Atlantic Commerce [FAC] is working with Bermuda Island Taxi to process their Ride Bermuda app credit card payments. “By integrating Bermuda Island Taxi’s “Ride Bermuda” app to FAC’s payment platform, Island Taxi can provide its customer with online credit card processing facilities,” FAC said. “Bermuda Island Taxi has... Read more of this article

60 More Taxis Set To Accept Card Payments

60 More Taxis Set To Accept Card Payments

[Updated with video] Up to 60 additional taxi operators are preparing to offer credit card payment options for their customers, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “The move is especially welcomed for the island’s tourism industry, as Bermuda Tourism Authority research shows most visitors prefer to pay for their ground transport... Read more of this article

Hitch Mobile App Hits 30,000 Rides Milestone

Hitch Mobile App Hits 30,000 Rides Milestone

Hitch – Bermuda’s taxi booking mobile app — has completed its 30,000th ride, and has paid out over $600,000 to its 230 taxi drivers since its inception. “Hitch was launched on December 14th, 2015 and in less than 18 months has become a trusted method of booking for both taxi operators and passengers. With over 6,500 customers,... Read more of this article

Taxi Drivers Robbed By Suspect With Firearm

Taxi Drivers Robbed By Suspect With Firearm

Over the weekend, there were two robberies and an attempted robbery involving taxi drivers in St. George’s, with two of the incidents involving the suspect “brandishing a firearm,” while two of the incidents resulting in the taxi drivers sustaining lacerations. Armed Robbery In Mid Ocean Drive, St. George’s Area, Driver Injured A... Read more of this article

Police Investigating Theft From Taxi Driver

Police Investigating Theft From Taxi Driver

Police are currently investigating an incident in which a taxi driver transported two customers, and at the end of the ride the male customer “grabbed the taxi driver’s money pouch containing a quantity of cash and made good his escape.” “Detectives are currently conducting inquiries into a reported theft,” a police spokesperson... 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

Taxi Dispatch Management Company Launches

Taxi Dispatch Management Company Launches

Premierco-op Transportation — a Taxi Dispatch Management Operator — has commenced operations, saying that ”although it’ll take a few months to fully ramp up operations, the company aims to help push forward needed changes in the industry to ultimately help provide better service to customers and also to lower taxi owner costs.” “The... Read more of this article

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

Hitch App Releases Upgrade With New Features

HITCH — a taxi booking app that puts passengers in direct contact with taxi operators — has released an upgraded version of the app, with new features now available for both the Apple and Android version.“Thank you for your continued support of Hitch, Bermuda’s first instant pre-arranged taxi app. We have been working tirelessly to upgrade... 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

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

Scott: Taxi Industry Had No Notice Of Legislation

Scott: Taxi Industry Had No Notice Of Legislation

“Representatives of the taxi industry have expressed anger, shock and surprise by the tabling of legislation, stating they had no notice of this step being taken by the OBA government,” Shadow Minister of Transportation Lawrence Scott said, with Mr Scott calling on the government to pause and “engage in honest discussions with the... Read more of this article

Collision Involving Taxi On Knapton Hill

Collision Involving Taxi On Knapton Hill

A collision took place on Knapton Hill this afternoon [June 29] which resulted in a taxi crashing into the bushes. The Police attended the scene, the taxi was removed by a truck at around 2.30pm and it does not appear that anyone was injured in the collision. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update if able. Related... Read more of this article

Fairmont Hosts Taxi Drivers Appreciation Event

Fairmont Hosts Taxi Drivers Appreciation Event

Fairmont Southampton hosted an event this morning [June 1] in appreciation of professional taxi and minibus drivers in Bermuda. Local drivers at two locations — Dockyard and the Great Sound Lawn at Fairmont Southampton — were invited to drive-by for a complimentary boxed breakfast with beverages, fresh fruit and delicious pastries from the... Read more of this article