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Cab Chat Radio Show E181 18-09-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E181 18-09-2018

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Issues Discussed this week:

The City of London Corporation voted on Thursday 13th September to make the experiment at Bank Junction permanent. This means that only buses and cycles will be allowed to pass through the Bank Junction between 7am and 7pm.
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/Pages/bank-junction-restrictions-penalties.aspx

UCG launch legal action against against TFL under the acronym UTAG United Trade Action Group
For more information visit https://www.ucglondon.org.uk/2018/09/14/statement-on-legal-action-for-trade/

Joe Lewis gives a stomping performance with the Denmark Street Big band.

Cab Chat goes daily from today bringing you the latest news from the Taxi Trade and London.

Driver License Renewals

John Farrell tears up his Freedom of the City of London in disgust at the London Taxi Trades exclusion from Bank Junction.

London radio station LBC,  has revealed that the East-West cycle superhighway has cost over £62,000 for every extra cyclist attracted to the route.

Following a meeting of the Private Hire Board last week it as agreed to cancel their protest planned for Wednesday 19th September 2018 at City Hall.

The Danish supreme court on Thursday ratified fines given to four Uber drivers for operating illegally, paving the way for similar fines on a further 1,500 drivers.

Increasingly fewer Londoners believe that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is doing a good job, according to the latest poll conducted for the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

World Car Free day on Saturday where over 50 roads across London will be closed to motor vehicles.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/world-car-free-day-motorists-to-be-blocked-from-nearly-50-roads-across-london-on-car-free-day-a3938651.html

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Jo from Plan – Jo’s Shows

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

SPD at LTR

SPD at LTR

SPD at LTR

LIVE BROADCAST

Host:Sean Paul Day

Co-Presenter:Scott Wolsey

Special Guest: General Secretary,

United Cabbies Group, Trevor

Merrills

Trevor talks about the Legal Opinion
that the UCG is intending to pursue
against TFL, and urges the whole

trade to support it.

*Apologies for the slight distortion
on the host mike.

Cab Chat Radio Show E180 11-09-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E180 11-09-2018

 

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Issues Discussed this week:

Decision on whether Taxis will be allowed to drive through Bank Junction takes place this week on the 13th September

Westminster City Council wins legal challenge against Transport for London, meaning cycle scheme will not go ahead in current form
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/cs11-blocked-as-westminster-wins-judicial-review-against-tfl-1-5693170

Steve Mac says the LTDA will not JR the Uber Decision as it would cost them too much money and he doesnt think they will win

Volvo reveals new Robo-Taxi in race to autonomy
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-volvo-cars-autonomous-robotaxi/volvo-reveals-new-robo-taxi-in-race-to-autonomy-idUKKCN1LL19V

Volvo Cars presented a fully electric robo-taxi on Wednesday, as the Geely-owned Swedish company races to meet an ambitious target for driverless vehicle sales with its Uber supply deal on hold.

Uber seems to view its drivers as a necessary evil
https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/104560/uber-seems-to-view-its-drivers-as-a-necessary-evil
Uber will soon take delivery of Toyota’s autonomous cars-cum-taxis, so professional drivers should be very afraid, thinks Mike Rutherford

Piccadilly Line Tube drivers to hold 48-hour strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45486620?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

Police 2% pay rise ‘a punch on the nose’, Cressida Dick says
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45487244?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643743-london/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

Metrocab “Remains on course” despite debt worries
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/Metrocab-%E2%80%9CRemains-on-course%E2%80%9D-despite-dept-worries

Private Hire operators have until October this year to put in place a “Voice Contact” that customers can speak to regarding any queries

Uber rival Didi Chuxing announce losses of almost £445 million in the first half of this year
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/11/Uber-rival-Didi-Chuxing-announce-losses-of-almost-%C2%A3445-million-in-the-first-half-of-this-year

CCTV in taxis – What is the law on continuous recording?
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/10/CCTV-in-taxis-What-is-the-law-on-continuous-recording

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan commissions detailed study into the pedestrianisation of Parliament Square
https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/06/Mayor-of-London-Sadiq-Khan-commissions-detailed-study-into-the-pedestrianisation-of-Parliament-Square

TfL withheld key audit report from tram crash investigators
https://insidecroydon.com/2018/03/14/tfl-withheld-key-audit-report-from-tram-crash-investigators/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer @Drumslayer2

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

S & M on LTR

S & M on LTR

 

 

 

 

 

LondonTaxiRadio

Host: Sean Paul Day

Co presenters: @mirnaborne &

@thomasthetaxi

THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

The start of the week saw an

impeding tribunal case brought  by a

single driver against MyTaxi for

unfair dismissal and by the end of

the week CrowdJUSTICE had been

launched.

Hackney Council bring into force

restrictions prohibiting vehicles that

don’t meet the ultra low emissions

strategy from entering certain

roads. LTR believe the Councils by-

Law contravenes primary legislation

Taxileaks NEWSDESK TAKES ON A

new format, as invited guests

discuss the items and issues

affecting drivers and the cab trade

The significance of Taxiapp,

LondontaxiPR

The apps will define you working

practices?

Ursula&Mirna share their choice

of eateries-and drinking haunts-

from the Bloomsbury area

Who was our greatest export?

Tweet of the week

…and more

 

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E179 06-09-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E179 06-09-2018

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Issues Discussed this week:

 

 

Uber to focus in Bikes over cars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317025

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

Chris Evans is to leave the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and move back to Virgin Radio to host their Breakfast Show

Uber have been accused of overcharging customers, investigations show that Uber are charging the customer one price and showing the driver a different price

Toyota recall over 1 million Prius due to a fire hazard, but will TFL serve unfit notices on these vehicles in the same way as they did the TX4’s back in 2007 which saw many drivers being put out of work?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/toyota-recalls-more-than-1-million-vehicles-over-fire-risk-1536132145

https://andersonshelter.blogspot.com/2018/09/prius-fires-update-dvsa-answer.html

 

Toronto Taxi Trade Issue a$ 1.7Billion Class Action against the City

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/09/toronto-taxi-operators-file-1.html

Pimlico Plumbers Charlie speaks out against the Uber License Decision

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/09/pimlicos-charlie-pipes-up-on-ubers.html

Record number of Private Parking tickets to be issued in this financial year

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/02/Record-number-of-private-parking-tickets-to-be-issued

Sadiq Khan has no plan to fight crime in London

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/the-sadiq-khan-audit-mayor-has-no-plan-to-fight-crime-in-london-a3927236.html?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1536060496

More drivers having problems renewing their licenses again, this time TFL cannot blame the DBS checking company as the problem lies squarely with their administration

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/09/05/TfL-taxi-licence-renewal-debacle-could-force-drivers-off-the-road

This week in 1878 saw one of the River Thames most tragic boat accidents the Princess Alice

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44800309

Private Hire operators have until October this year to put in place a “Voice Contact” that customers can speak to regarding any queries

TFL issue consultation on Judd Street closure

 

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Gary Jacobs – DriverTax

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

Cab Chat Special – Taxi Charity by Mark Wakely

Cab Chat Special – Taxi Charity by Mark Wakely

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In this show Mark Wakely explores Taxi Charity, the Charity set up to take the War Disabled on day trips and to help out those injured during wars.

Originally called The London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled the Charity recently changed its name to Taxi Charity for Military Veterans.

Now in its 70th Year Taxi Charity undertakes many trips and events every year taking Military Veterans to places such as The Netherlands, Normandy, Waterloo and their annual trip to Worthing.

In this program you will hear Mark interview Veterans, Trustees and the Committee of the Taxi Charity about past, present and future work of the Charity.

You can find Mark on twitter @MJWakely

If you would like to find out more about the Taxi Charity please visit their website at taxicharity.org 

Or on Twitter @TaxiCharity

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at issues.

 

Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

CAB CHAT IN ASSOCIATION WITH

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Cab Chat Radio Show E178 30-08-2018

Hosted this week by @SuperCabby

Issues Discussed this week:

New Cab Chat Feature – Guess who I have had in the back of my cab

TFL plans to scrap or shorten a lot of bus routes to ease congestion in Central London

https://853london.com/2018/08/15/tfl-plans-permanent-cutbacks-for-routes-53-171-and-172-in-huge-bus-axe-scheme/

Sherbet London launch new Taxi Hailing App

Dartford Crossing Charge to go up for those with accounts only

But Southend News Network have reported that it will be free for anyone who can cross in 30 seconds or less

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/dartford-crossing-price-increase?bucket&source=twitter-share-button

Electro-magnetic radiation health concerns surrounding the electric taxi put to bed

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/08/15/Electromagnetic-radiation-health-concerns-surrounding-the-electric-taxi-put-to-bed

London Mayor again asks government for powers to cap minicab numbers in the capital

https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/single-post/2018/08/15/London-Mayor-again-asks-government-for-power-to-cap-minicab-numbers

Tariff increase agreed and London Taxi Meters to start at £3.00 increase equates to 60p in every £100 a day driver earns but night drivers increase is 0

Vomit Fraud seems to be a big thing with Uber Drivers

Young couple nearly die as their Uber Car plunges into the sea

https://andersonshelter.blogspot.com/2018/08/young-couple-nearly-die-as-uber-car.html

LCDC Chairman Grant Davis calls for a retrial of the Uber License Appeal

https://taxileaks.blogspot.com/2018/08/lcdc-chairman-grant-davis-calls-for.html

Gett & Carry International Chauffeur Service form partnership

https://www.carey.com/news/gett-and-carey-international-announce-strategic-partnership-provide-complete-global-ground-1

Uber is to pay $1.9 for sexual harrasment claims

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45266954

Toyota to invest $500m in Uber driverless car deal

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45324753?ocid=wsnews.chat-apps.in-app-msg.whatsapp.trial.link1_.auin

Uber to focus in Bikes over cars

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45317025

10 London Taxi Drivers set to climb Kilimanjaro in a bid to lose weight, Saul will be interviewing Roshan Varma next week about their plans

TFLs bus safety record brought into question

Ian Collins leaves LBC and nighttime radio after 15 years stating that he is just going to take a long overdue rest.

Man stabbed in Deptford brings London’s knife crime to 100 incidents

Cab Charge CEO says Uber, Taxify and DIDI are in a race to the bottom as they fight for customers!

And finally another Pruis goes up in flames on Edgeware Road tonight

Contributions this week:

Dan from Plan

Saul @RequiredLevel – Unsung Heroes

Drumslayer

Steve @SixMileSteve – Point of the Week

Drop Kick Rick – Taxi Rank Titters

Mark Wakely – Waterloo Uncovered

Gary Jacobs – Kosher Comedy

Gary Jacobs – Open Banking

And Much More…….

Email: admin@cabchatshow.uk
Tel: 07784 161656
http://cabchatshow.uk

Cab Chat is a podcast about London and it World Famous Taxi Drivers, taking a light-hearted and humorous look at whats going on in London

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