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Taxi drivers are gathering outside the House of Assembly today, and said they have withdrawn their labour until Monday, with the Bermuda Taxi Owners and Operators Association saying they are seeking for the rental car bill to be “withdrawn completely from the books.”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

Court: Man Disqualified & Fined After Collision

Court: Man Disqualified & Fined After Collision

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 6], a 63-year-old taxi driver was disqualified from driving for two years and fined $1,500 for driving without due care on 23rd November 2015. Mr Terry Flood admitted driving without due care and attention which resulted in him striking a motorcyclist at the traffic lights at the junction of Church and Parliament... Read more of this article

HITCH Mobile App Completes 2000 Taxi Rides

HITCH Mobile App Completes 2000 Taxi Rides

Last week HITCH — Bermuda’s first pre-arranged taxi booking app that puts passengers in direct contact with taxi operators — completed its 2000th ride. HITCH was launched on December 14, 2015 and was awarded “Most Innovative Mobile Application” in the 2015 TechAwards. Since its launch, over 1,500 residents and visitors have registered... Read more of this article

Two Vehicles Damaged At Collision In Paget

Two Vehicles Damaged At Collision In Paget

Emergency services responded to a collision involving two vehicles that occurred on Middle Road in Paget near the junction with Manse Road at approximately 10.00pm tonight [Jan 19]. We unofficially understand that there were no reported injuries to any of the vehicle occupants although both the car and taxi received some damage. The Bermuda Fire and... Read more of this article

Taxi Driver Robbed By Knife-Wielding Suspect

Taxi Driver Robbed By Knife-Wielding Suspect

Around 11:30pm on Thursday [Jan 14] Police responded to a report of a robbery in Southampton, in which two males brandished a knife at a taxi driver and demanded the driver hand over money. A police spokesperson said, “Around 11:30pm on Thursday 14th January 2016, Police responded to a report of a robbery on South Road, Southampton near the Gulfstream... Read more of this article

Young Entrepreneurs Launch Taxi Booking App

Young Entrepreneurs Launch Taxi Booking App

HITCH Limited have introduced Bermuda’s first pre-arranged taxi booking app. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, HITCH puts passengers in direct contact with drivers, providing “on-demand, safe, and reliable service”. A spokesperson said, “HITCH is an app developed by a group of young entrepreneurs specifically for... Read more of this article