Taxis in Edinburgh
Taxis in Edinburgh
A BID by a private hire car firm to offer cheaper fares has been blocked after it was denied permission to change its meters.
A FRESH bid is being mounted to lift Edinburgh's long-standing cap on taxi licences after a report found a "significant" unmet demand for black cabs.
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NEW taxi drivers may have to sit tests before being allowed on the city's streets under plans being considered by council chiefs.
TWO cabbies have lost a court battle against the city council to have the number of taxis on Edinburgh's streets increased.
AN interactive touch-screen information system has been installed in a fleet of private hire cars serving the airport.
TAXI drivers in West Lothian have been warned that they face losing their licences if they smoke inside their cabs.
TAXI passengers who do not wear seatbelts face £30 on-the-spot fines in a new police crackdown.
A STUDY into the implications of lifting the limit on the number of black cabs in Edinburgh has received the go-ahead from councillors.
BUSINESS leaders in the Capital say the Government is putting safety at risk by ruling that businesses must pay tax on late-night staff taxis.
COMPANIES, and employees, could be forced to pay out thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance (NI) on cab journeys to and from work, as a result of a clampdown by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
A TAXI rank outside the Radisson Hotel on the High Street has been added to those covered by city's transport marshals at weekends.
TEMPORARY taxi ranks in the city centre have been opened in preparation for this year's festival season.
A TAXI driver who was criticised by MP Jim Devine for quoting him £49 to take him home has hit back.
A DRIVER of a black Hackney cab is being sought by police in connection with an unprovoked assault in the Capital.
JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill is to meet with Edinburgh's taxi and private hire drivers to discuss fears about Glasgow-based rivals trying to buy into the Capital.
NHS Lothian spent £930,000 on taxi fares last year.
A GOOD Samaritan cabbie spent an evening driving around the city to track down a football agent to return his lost Blackberry.
TAXI drivers who have tatty adverts on their cabs face being forced off the road under tough new council rules.
TEMPORARY taxi ranks are to be created in the city centre in time for this year's festival.
A GAMBLING addict acted as drugs courier to pay a £50,000 debt, a court heard yesterday.