Unions oppose bill opening door to Uber as minister argues in favour

Ljubljana – Trade unionists have came out against legislative amendments that would provide the legal basis for ride hailing platforms such as Uber arguing they often violate labour rights. Refuting the charge, Infrastructure Minister Jernej Vrtovec said the goal was to make transport services cheaper and more modern.

Taxi drivers are taken off the market in favour of ride sharing (COTAR)

The Confederation of Authorized Operators and Carriers of Romania (COTAR) draws attention to the non-compliance of the legislation in force, at the level of the local authorities, by decreasing the number of authorizations for taxiing and increasing the number of transporters of persons under the "ride sharing" regime, the organisation announced on Monday.

Government eases testing requirement for taxi drivers

Ljubljana, 25 February – Following protests by taxi drivers over the requirement that they be tested for the novel coronavirus every 72 hours, the government decided on Wednesday that, from now on, they will need to get tested only once a week. This also applies to drivers in public passenger transport and staff in railway transport.

Proposal to increase number of cabs in Istanbul rejected once again

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's proposal to roll out 6,000 new taxi licenses has been rejected once again by the decision of the city's transportation coordination body.

The proposal of the municipality was put on the agenda for the third time at the Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) meeting held at the Istanbul Congress Center on Nov. 26.