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TCD Advises Taxi Operators On Meter Calibration

TCD Advises Taxi Operators On Meter Calibration

The Transport Control Department [TCD] is informing taxi operators requiring meter calibration to visit the North Street, Hamilton location to have their equipment adjusted. A spokesperson for TCD stated, “The vendor, who could not make the necessary adjustments in April, has now resolved the new taxi meter rates issues. “Most vehicles with... Read more of this article

Ministry On Standard Taxi Meter Calibration

Ministry On Standard Taxi Meter Calibration

The Ministry of Transport has advised that the Transport Control Department [TCD] “will not calibrate standard taxi meters this weekend due to technical and programming issues encountered by an external contractor.” A Government spokesperson said, “While this weekend’s calibration is postponed, we can assure the public that efforts... Read more of this article

TCD To Remain Open To Assist Taxi Operators

TCD To Remain Open To Assist Taxi Operators

“To accommodate the required taxi meter calibration examination based on the new rate increase effective on Monday, 1 April, the Examination Section of the Transport Control Department [TCD] will remain open from Monday, 25 March, to Thursday, 28 March, for taxi services only between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and for taxi services only on Saturday, 30... Read more of this article

BTOA Opposes Minister’s Ride Share Proposal

BTOA Opposes Minister’s Ride Share Proposal

The Bermuda Taxi Owner & Operators Association [BTOA] said they “stand resolute in its rejection of the proposal put forth by the Minister in the House of Assembly on Friday, March 15th, 2024, regarding the introduction of ride­ sharing services to Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “The BTOA vehemently opposes the introduction of... Read more of this article

Cabinet Approve “Pilot Ridesharing Program”

Cabinet Approve “Pilot Ridesharing Program”

The Cabinet has approved a “pilot ridesharing program” and “as part of this initiative, the Cabinet has authorised the grant of a maximum of 150 new permits to be known as rideshare permits,” Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert said in the House of Assembly today [March 15]. “One crucial condition of the rideshare permit... Read more of this article

Video: Taxi Drivers Gather Outside TCD

Video: Taxi Drivers Gather Outside TCD

Taxi drivers gathered at the Transport Control Department this morning [Feb 7] to stage a protest, however they were unable to enter the grounds so drove past the facility multiple times, with police officer stationed at the entrance to TCD. We will have additional information later on, and in the meantime a quick look at the taxi drivers driving past... Read more of this article

Minister Responds To BTOA Ahead Of Protest

Minister Responds To BTOA Ahead Of Protest

The Ministry of Transport advised that they are “aware of the BTOA’s planned protest tomorrow at the Transport Control Department” and this afternoon [Feb 6] the Minister of Transport Wayne Furbert “emailed the BTOA to reiterate the Ministry’s commitment to open communication with the BTOA Executive.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

TCD Notifies Taxi Owners On License Pickups

TCD Notifies Taxi Owners On License Pickups

The Transport Control Department said they “would like to notify taxi owners who have recently renewed their vehicle licenses that their license certificates are ready for pickup at the Information Desk located at our North Street facility.” Related Stories BTOA Expresses Concern Over Rumble Strips BTOA President Responds To Minister Richards BDA... Read more of this article

Taxi Owners & Operators Association Hold AGM

Taxi Owners & Operators Association Hold AGM

The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association [BTOA] held its Annual AGM on Tuesday [March 29] at St. Paul Christian Education Centre, Paget. A spokesperson said, “The position of President was retained by Mr. Dennis Furbert after seeing off a spirited challenge by Mr. Ricky Tucker. All remaining Executive positions were voted back in unopposed. “We... Read more of this article

Taxi Owners & Operators Meeting Held

Taxi Owners & Operators Meeting Held

The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association [BTOA] recently held a members meeting. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Taxi Owners & Operators Association held a members meeting on Tuesday, January 25. “During this meeting, the following were elected to the Executive, as per the BTOA Constitution: Owner Representative – Mr. Leo Simmons Owner... Read more of this article

Taxi Association Elect New Executive Team

Taxi Association Elect New Executive Team

The Bermuda Taxi Owners Association [BTOA] held a Special General Meeting and elected their new executive team, which consists of Dennis Furbert, David Dumont, Shari-Lynn Pringle, Michee Barclay and Nigel Richardson. A spokesperson said, “Pursuant to Article 11-Meetings; of the BTOA Constitution, a Special General Meeting was called with the sole... Read more of this article

Taxi Owners Association To Hold AGM On Oct 26

Taxi Owners Association To Hold AGM On Oct 26

The Bermuda Taxi Owners Association [BTOA] will hold their AGM on Tuesday, October 26th. A spokesperson said, “Resumption of the BTOA AGM which was aborted on 6 August, 2021. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at *7.30pm – 9pm “Membership must be paid to nominate and/or vote. Nomination forms are available and must be submitted by October... Read more of this article

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Taxi Driver Fees

OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Taxi Driver Fees

A number of taxi drivers have expressed their “dismay at having to pay the $1,000 payroll tax in addition to their licencing fees,” former OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said, adding that “last year, drivers were given a $500 reprieve, why can’t it continue for another year.” Mr Robinson said, “How can the Government say... Read more of this article

Colonial Offers Additional Help To Taxi Operators

Colonial Offers Additional Help To Taxi Operators

Colonial Insurance said they have “stepped up its help for taxi drivers who are struggling due to Covid-19 by offering further cuts in insurance costs.” “We’ve seen how Covid-19 has affected tourism and, as a result, taxi drivers are seeing a big drop in their business,” said Naz Farrow, Colonial’s Chief Executive Officer. “When... Read more of this article

50% Payroll Tax Break For Taxi Operators

50% Payroll Tax Break For Taxi Operators

“Recognizing the challenges faced by taxi operators, the Government will provide a 50% Payroll Tax break to assist the sector,” Premier David Burt said. Speaking at last night’s [Sept 8] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “Among many sectors that were severely impacted by Covid-19 was the Taxi industry. The shelter in place and... Read more of this article

Protocols For Taxi Examinations At TCD

Protocols For Taxi Examinations At TCD

The Transport Control Department [TCD] has modified its vehicle examination procedure for taxis whose permits are due to expire on September 30th 2020. A Government spokesperson said, “As a result of COVID-19, the Transport Control Department [TCD] has modified its vehicle examination procedure for taxis whose permits are due to expire on September... Read more of this article