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Karhoo crashes after takeover talks collapse

Karhoo crashes after takeover talks collapse

“It is with much regret that we have to announce that Karhoo has had to close its service and is now looking at the next steps for the business”, taxi comparison and booking app Karhoo announced yesterday. Karhoo is shutting down after only six months in operation in the British capital, and just weeks after(…)

New, more exciting format for IRU’s 7th International Taxi Forum

New, more exciting format for IRU’s 7th International Taxi Forum

IRU’s 7th International Taxi Forum, which will be held on November 5, during the European Taxi Fair (4-5 November, Cologne Exhibition Centre) has changed its format: plenary and breakout sessions make for an interesting variation. The European Taxi Fair would be a whole lot less international without IRU’s flagship-event, the International Taxi Forum – the(…)

New BUS2BUS-show in Germany

New BUS2BUS-show in Germany

The countdown to the first BUS2BUS is running. In six months, on 25 and 26 April 2017, the bus and supplier industry will be able to use an independent business platform for its customers in Germany. BUS2BUS will be held in Berlin, the hotspot of the bus sector. BUS2BUS is organized jointly by Messe Berlin(…)

IATR regulators meet in the ‘Belly of the Beast’

IATR regulators meet in the ‘Belly of the Beast’

This year the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) landed in San Francisco, the ‘Belly of the Beast’ – as IATR-president Matt Daus put it. The heart of Uber-country and a state (California) which likes to experiment: with statewide app-licensing and GPS-meters for instance. Next year will be even better as Austin (Texas), which banned(…)

Skift: “Traditional car services won’t disappear from corporate travel anytime soon”

Skift: “Traditional car services won’t disappear from corporate travel anytime soon”

In a Skift-article Andrew Sheivachman suggest that, despite the inroads Uber & Co have made in the corporate travel sector, the business model of traditional car services providing ground transportation to companies is still strong. “What needs to be seen is whether car services will widely adopt more user-friendly interfaces for hailing cars on demand.”(…)

ITF-Transport unions seek common Uber-approach

ITF-Transport unions seek common Uber-approach

Nearly 40 trade unionists from 19 countries representing almost every continent presented their country’s Uber-experiences and explored a common approach as International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF). The IRU (presenting its UpTop activities) and a member from the European Parliament joined the meeting. On September 20 and 21 ITF held its Second Uber Strategy Meeting, this(…)

Brussels to host second ‘Destinations for All World Summit’ for accessible tourism

Brussels to host second ‘Destinations for All World Summit’ for accessible tourism

Quebec-based organization Kéroul and Belgium’s Collectif Accessibilité Wallonie-Bruxelles (CAWaB) are pleased to announce that the second edition of the Destinations for All World Summit will be taking place in Brussels in the Fall of 2018. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism.(…)

IRU-report emphasizes door-to-door collective transport

IRU-report emphasizes door-to-door collective transport

Presented at the UN Habitat III Conference in Quito (October 17-20), the report, “Contribution on Smart Urban Mobility for Safe, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Cities”, emphasises the importance of door-to-door collective passenger transport, with a key role for buses, coaches and taxis. It outlines a roadmap to achieve sustainable urban mobility for all, with clear(…)

Bloomberg/McKinsey report: Electric vehicles could be standard by 2030

Bloomberg/McKinsey report: Electric vehicles could be standard by 2030

A new report states that 60 percent of all vehicles on the road might be electric by 2030. In that year, electric vehicles may account for two-thirds of all cars on the road in cities in developed countries, this recently released report says. The increase in EVs can be pinned to lower technological costs, consumer(…)

Michael Nielsen, IRU’s Chief Advocacy Officer resigns suddenly

Michael Nielsen, IRU’s Chief Advocacy Officer resigns suddenly

In an emailed message IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto today informed the IRU membership that Michael Nielsen, recently promoted to IRU’s Chief Advocacy Officer and on the move from the IRU Brussels office to Geneva, had left the organization with immediate effect. Previously Nielsen had was responsible for the IRU’s Brussels EU liaison office.(…)

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