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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

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

BHA: ‘Car Rentals Would Enhance Experience’

BHA: ‘Car Rentals Would Enhance Experience’

Following the tabling of the Motor Car Amendment Act — which would allow for rental cars to be offered on the island — the Bermuda Hotel Association said they support the Amendments as they believe “the introduction of car rentals to visitors would greatly enhance the overall visitor experience.” Bill Tabled To Allow For Rental... Read more of this article

Amendment Tabled To Allow For Rental Cars

Amendment Tabled To Allow For Rental Cars

[Updated] The Motor Car Amendment [No. 2] Act 2016 was tabled in the House of Assembly, with the Bill seeking to amend the Motor Car Act 1951 to include provisions for a motor car rental scheme. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum says, “This Bill seeks to amend to amend the Motor Car Act 1951 [the “principal Act”] to include provisions... Read more of this article