Amsterdam police rescued a wheelchair bound boy from a very busy intersection on Wednesday last week, the Nieuw-West Zuid police said on Facebook. The underage boy is deaf and has both mental and physical disabilities. He was left stranded after his taxi dropped him off at the wrong location.
On Thursday Uber launched a new service in Amsterdam exclusively aimed at cyclists. Cyclists in the city can now order a taxi equipped with a bicycle rack.
Taxi service Uber appointed former Netherlands transportation minister and former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes as head of its advisory board, the company announced on Wednesday. She will advise Uber on issues like competition and help the taxi service navigate the regulations in various countries
State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure and the Environment should do more to encourage local experimentation with taxi apps.
Alternative taxi company Uber started a petition in order to save its court-banned function UberPOP, the firm writes on their website. The petition drew nearly 10,800 supporters by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and it will be submitted to Infrastructure and Environment Secretary Wilma Mansveld.
The Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) together with police arrested an Amsterdam employee of alternative taxi service Uber for "deliberately not cooperating" when ILT visited the company's headquarters on Thursday, a spokesman said.
According to Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs, VVD), innovative companies such as internet taxi service Uber should not be ignored. He said this on the current affairs program Buitenhof yesterday, NOS reports.
US-based taxi application Uber is now making their services available in Utrecht despite a ban put in place against one of the company's schemes in the Netherlands. The company does not only offer the regular UberBLACK service but the forbidden UberPOP as well, Uber stated on Tuesday. The application is now available in the four largest cities in the Randstad area.
The company Uber has to stop the taxi service UberPOP. The Board of Appeals for businesses has determined that drivers transporting people in their own car for a fee with UberPOP, do so illegally if they do not have a taxi license.
The controversial transport service UberPOP is now also available in Rotterdam and the Hague.
Taxi service Uber wants to open up the market for private drivers to be able to make a bit of extra cash by offering their chauffeur services in Uber's taxi app. Clients would pay half the price for their trip with the app's new scheme. The service is called UberPOP and will start in Amsterdam today.