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2014-07-21 12:21:36

Mineta National Transit Research Consortium study is applicable to most cities. SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation planners have received a substantial boost with the release of the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Modeling Taxi Demand with GPS Data from Taxis and Transit. These planners are challenged to make regulatory, planning, and engineering decisions about how to manage taxi markets, accounting for...

2014-07-16 23:06:23

A Michigan-based InventHelp client has invented the Commercial Portable Assist for Drivers, which is being submitted to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 “I am a CDL driver and have been a taxi cab owner and operator for over 25 years,” said an inventor, from Detroit, Mich. “I have known drivers who have passed away due to 16-18 hours of sitting and developing swollen feet. I wanted to invent a system to help solve this problem for drivers.” He invented...

2014-07-15 23:11:09

What sets RubyRide, the latest entrant into the ridesharing scene, apart from the others is their new and refreshing “tiered subscription service” approach to rideshare programs – customers pay by the month, not by the trip. To further develop their analytic scheduling software and scale to meet community demand, the company has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fundable. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Affordable and personalized transportation in low- and medium-density U.S....

2014-07-10 16:20:48

LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark James, Founder, President and CEO of Integrity Vehicle Solutions Company (IVSC), a company focused on bringing technology solutions to the for-hire-vehicle (FHV) industry, appeared before the London Assembly Transport Committee to testify about their Ride Integrity platform and its benefits in providing governing agencies and regulatory bodies. Ride Integrity provides real-time data to manage on-going issues of compliance, fare...

2014-06-25 12:21:36

Drivers Say City Has Failed to Reach Fair Resolution in Ongoing Dispute WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union took part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan today throughout the city to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX and Lyft, are operating illegally in the city and...

2014-06-24 16:20:46

Drivers Demand That City Impose 'Cease and Desist' on Lawbreakers WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of D.C. cab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters Union will take part in a "Fairness NOW!" caravan throughout the city on Wednesday, June 25 to demand an immediate stop to illegal private sedan services until a fair resolution is reached. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO The services, such as UberX, are operating illegally in the city...

2014-06-23 12:21:30

BURNABY, British Columbia, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding middle class, growing per capita income and changing lifestyles to boost radio taxi market in India India radio taxi services market has been witnessing massive year-on-year growth since 2009. Customers are increasingly shifting from traditional black & yellow taxis to modern Radio Taxis equipped with AC, GPS, 24x7 customer support, electronic fare meter and other tangible and intangible features....

2014-06-18 08:21:58

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association today urged the DC Taxi Commission and the DC City Council to more effectively address wheelchair access to taxis and other public transportation in our Nation's capital--vital to the quality of life of people with disabilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110413/MM82757LOGO On June 12, the DC Taxi Commission and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) reached a deal that could amount...

2014-06-18 08:21:10

ProSight Selects SmartDrive® Systems as the Company's Partner in Delivering SecureFleet(SM) Exclusively to ProSight Long Haul Trucking, Charter and School Bus and Taxi Customers Nationwide MORRISTOWN, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProSight Specialty Insurance(®) ("ProSight"), a leader in providing responsive insurance solutions for the transportation industry and SmartDrive(®) Systems ("SmartDrive"), a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and...

2014-06-11 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Teamsters International Union Vice President and Local 922 President Ferline Buie about today's worldwide taxi driver protests against Uber. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "As president of Teamsters Local 922 in Washington, D.C., which is affiliated with the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, I express our solidarity with today's protests by taxi drivers in city...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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