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St. John's mayor still pushing province for cabbie background checks

The mayor of St. John's says the provincial government missed an opportunity to make the taxi industry safer, and is appealing to the minister involved to take a second look at including criminal background checks in licensing requirements for cab drivers. read more

Broward agrees to Uber's demand, pushes friendly law forward

The company retreated from Broward County this summer, refusing to offer its service here under the regulations commissioners had passed. Uber is wrangling with leaders in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties as well, pushing for favorable laws that would ... read more

St. Louis taxi companies fight anti-tech perception

As ride-hailing services push to enter the St. Louis market, their supporters often paint the taxi industry as slow to adapt to modern technology. It’s a perception that local cab companies ... Highway Patrol background check, which involves FBI ... read more

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In the U.K., vehicle rental companies were asked to conduct tougher background checks following two separate van attacks ... will meet with the media in Calgary. — Former St. John's cab driver Lulzim Jakupaj to be sentenced on two counts of sexual ... read more

Strathmore loses 'legal' taxis as bylaw war escalates

A quick drive around town tells you cabs are still operating in defiance of the bylaw. "If they are operating, they are operating illegally," said Strathmore Mayor Pat Fule ... criminal background checks and making sure cabs were smoke-free. read more

Transport chiefs tell Uber drivers they must apply for new criminal record checks

A spokesman for Uber said: 'Every private hire driver in London has been through the same Enhanced DBS background check that black cab drivers go through ... When Mr Johnson was mayor of London in September 2015 he threatened to curtail the activities ... read more

For International Women’s Day, we asked your thoughts on Newfoundland and Labrador’s influential women

(Check out the ... can do who are from this province. She is strong, she is powerful, she is graceful, she is humble and she will be a role model for young girls for years to come.” — Alica Legge “(Former St. John’s mayor and longtime councillor ... read more

The Uber Effect: How the 'sharing economy' has shaken Ottawa's taxi industry

At Queen’s Park, Ottawa South MPP John Fraser ... for background checks, insurance and vehicle inspections. Uber is not against sensible regulation, he says, but does not want to be governed by old taxi regulations since it’s not a cab company ... read more

Driver with 3 recent impaired charges pulled over again

A driver who has been charged with impaired driving three times in recent months was pulled over in St. John's again Wednesday afternoon. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the man, who was not identified by police, was stopped in the west end of St ... read more

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