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Falling revenues behind Sharjah taxi tariff hike

Falling revenues and a decline in passenger numbers are the real reasons behind the increase in taxi fares, Sharjah Transport officials revealed yesterday. The officials said the move to increase tariffs by almost 25 per cent was taken to mitigate the loss of income by franchise companies. Starting this month, tariff rates increased to Dh1 for every 650 metres, up from Dh1 for every 800 metres.

Taxis go the extra mile to offer better services

Dubai taxis improved in terms of performance in the second half of 2009, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday. The total number of trips travelled by franchise company vehicles was in excess of 36 million during the final six months of last year; an approximate increase of 1.8 million trips compared to the first six months of 2009.

Traffic Awareness Lectures for Cabbies

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is teaming up with Dubai Police General Headquarters (Naif Police Station) to deliver awareness lectures to cab drivers on how to avoid accidents and committing traffic offences.

Women-only taxi lines coming soon to Hebron

Palestinian entrepreneurs plan to bring to West Bank what already exists in Tehran and Beirut – pink taxis that serve only women. Palestinian news agency, Maan, reported on Monday that a Palestinian company is planning to establish a taxi service in Hebron for women only.

Roadworthy: Drive for safety

New taxi drivers may have to undergo a one-year probationary period of driving accident free or face non-renewal of their contracts with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), XPRESS has learnt. A new study conducted by the Sweden Traffic Safety Institute has recommended the probation measure for Dubai's taxi drivers to stem traffic offences and accidents committed by new drivers who may not have the proper skills and experience to drive in a city they are just getting to know.

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