Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Simples, many of us think it's just a case of getting around a table and coming up with an agreed manifesto.
Some trade 'leaders' are stating I won't meet with X as Y said this etc. etc. , time to move on, it's not a school playground and no one especially the members benefit from this. Grow up please.
No one is proposing marriage here just a coming together to discuss shared concerns and further action.
Is this too much to ask?
The message is clear MAN UP!
TfL are a corrupt entity that cannot be worked with.
TPH has become a political body and is unable to function.
There is gross malfeasance and belligerence throughout TfL, and a covert agenda to systematically destroy the London taxi trade.
TfL are accountable to nobody.
The issue of the corrupt and improperly conducted consultations, a prime example is the improperly introduced Taxi Age Limit.
The refusal to issue temporary licences. This is a personal issue that Peter Hendy is at the center of - he is using his office to be as melevolent towards the trade as he possibly can.
The trade is devoid of any decent leaders; all we have is grown men in short trousers with big ego's that need to be stroked on a daily basis.
When the police go to arrest a criminal at home they take a device called an enforcer. why?
Because criminals lock and bolt doors, just like TfL are doing to the London cab trade.
We are just.
We are proper.
The law of the land is on our side.
TfL, especially TPH ARE OPERATING CORRUPTLY!
TfL IS A CRIMINALLY RUN ORGANISATION.
THE DOORS OF TFL NEED BOOTING IN, AND THE CRIMINALS NEED TO BE ARRESTED!
THE TIME FOR TALKING IS LONG GONE; IT'S TIME TO ACT!!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
VeriFone's sound-based mobile app for proximity payments, is now available for passenger use in 1,400 of the 1,600 taxis in Philadelphia. Available for iOS and Android, the award winning app makes it easy for riders to tap and pay even before the trip is finished. Digital receipts are immediately emailed to the passenger and stored in the app and online portal for easy access and expensing of business trips.
Way2ride makes the taxi experience faster and easier for passengers in Philadelphia by enabling them to tap and pay for cab fares in 1,400 of the 1,600 taxi cabs currently operating in the city. Passengers can easily download the free Way2ride app to their iOS or Android smartphones online from the App Store, Google Play or way2ride.com--even during their ride--and pre-load payment information and preferred tip amounts. Digital receipts are immediately emailed to the passenger and stored in the app and online portal for easy access and expensing of business trips.
"The launch of Way2ride in nearly every cab operating in the city of Philadelphia is a result of the considerable success it has experienced following the app's initial launch in New York City," said Amos Tamam, senior vice president of Taxi Systems for VeriFone.
Since its October 2013 debut, Way2ride is now accepted by more than 11,000 NYC yellow taxis and green "borough taxis," and it has been used to complete more than 500,000 mobile transactions.
"Way2ride makes every taxi ride better," said Tamam. "The convenience it provides, including the ability to retrieve lost property with the tap of a button, will benefit passengers and drivers alike in a city as large as Philadelphia, which thrives on speed."
After the Philadelphia launch, VeriFone will continue expanding Way2ride acceptance throughout its network of more than 70,000 payment-enabled taxis worldwide.
Way2ride is built on VeriFone's open API cloud platform, which allows developers to easily create apps with secure payment, messaging and other value-added services leveraging VeriFone's secure mobile commerce network.
Recently, Way2ride won the 2014 CNP (CardNotPresent) Customer Choice Award in the Best Alternative Payment Solution category as well as the 2014 Appy Award for Best Mobile Payments. The app was also selected by The 2014 American Business Awards (ABA) as a Stevie(R) Award finalist in the New Product or Service of the Year -- Transportation category. Winners in each category will be announced at the ABA awards ceremony in September.
This is basically a payment app which takes out human error and speeds up the transaction. Passenger gets in taps, arrives and exits. No more fumbling key presses, passenger alights in seconds, no more tickets for staying too long on double yellows.
However, we have noticed on the New York model that it can be linked to a Taxi hailing app.
Source: Wall Street Journal
On Monday 7 July 2014 the Tour de France comes to London. Information about the Tour de France’s impact on London’s road network can be found on our website at tfl.gov.uk/tourdefrance and further updates will be issued via our Twitter account @TfLTPH.
During the Tour de France, there will be road closures and changes to the road layout to accommodate the event. As part of this, access arrangements for London City Airport for all vehicles, including taxi and private hire vehicles, will be different on Monday 7 July.
Road closures will be implemented from 10:00and different arrangements at the airport will be in place between 10:00 and 15:00 and then from15:00 until it is safe to re-open the roads. Should you wish to access London City Airport during these times then please use the following routes:
· Driving into the airport
Drive south from the A13 Newham Way along the A1020 Royal Docks Road, turn right onto Albert Way. At the roundabout at the north end of Connaught Bridge, vehicles will be guided through the road closure by marshals onto the race route. Vehicles will continue onto the southbound carriageway of the bridge and then through to the airport – the cyclists will travel the wrong way down the adjacent northbound carriageway later in the day.
· Leaving the airport
You should turn left as you leave the airport and follow the A112 Connaught Rd/Albert Rd through to Woolwich Manor Way and the Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge. This leads onto the A1020 Royal Docks Rd northbound which will take you to the A13.
From 15:00 until roads re-open
· Driving to the airport
Drive south from the A13 Newham Way along the A1020 Royal Docks Rd and continue straight on via the Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge onto Woolwich Manor Way. At the traffic lights at the junction with Fishguard Way turn right into the industrial estate. There will be marshals present to direct you onto an airport access road, which leads onto Hartmann Road and then into the airport. Please drive carefully on this access road, which is not usually open to general traffic.
· Leaving the airport
You should turn left as you leave the airport and follow the A112 Connaught Rd/Albert Rd through to Woolwich Manor Way and the Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge. These leads onto the A1020 Royal Docks Rd northbound which will take you to A13.
Although the event will cause disruption we have tried to minimise this and the arrangements in place should ensure that you can continue to access London City Airport throughout the day.
Further information on the Tour de France
The Tour de France is the world’s largest annual sporting event. The race, which attracts around 12 million spectators along the full length of the route, as well as a huge global TV audience, occasionally visits neighbouring countries and this year’s event will get underway in the UK.
Transport for London – London Taxi and Private Hire
Email: For enquiries email@example.com
Twitter: You can now follow us on Twitter@TfLTPH