Ride-sharing regularisation spawns two Toompea demonstrations today
Arriving at main hall at Riigikogu today, the ride-sharing draft act creates a rare situation where pros and cons take turns to gather at the plaza in front of the parliament.
19.04.2016, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: the tongue-tied condition politically permanent
In any corner of Estonia, everyday affairs are to be possible in Estonian. The requirement regards all state and local government agencies and departments. Also, national language must be available at private service sphere. For that, the state must provide support. Even so, playing around with requirements sends wrong signals, breeds misunderstanding and conflicts due to ignorance.
National language giving ground to Russian
Leading Estonian linguists and even transport business is troubled by sneak attack of Russian language into official services environment and think the increasingly public plans by politicians to support that is populist, demeaning and an embarrassing attempt to paper the problem over.
26.02.2016, Aivar PauPM
Estonia to regulate Uber and Taxify ride-sharers
This week, Riigikogu deliberates a bill to regulate the ride-sharing service in use in Estonia for nearly a year (Uber, Taxify, Hopp and Wisemile) by imposing rules of agreed transport.
15.02.2016, Aivar PauPM
Editorial: Uber kaput?
These days, taxi app gets you an available driver in the blink of an eye. Basically, the technological solutions have triggered a taxi revolution especially embodied by the Uber-like drive sharing solutions. Anybody could do taxi now.
Driver killed in taxi robbery
Yesterday morning near Pulli Village, Pärnu County taxi driver Lembit (65) was found dead having fallen victim of taxi robbery Sunday night. The suspects, young men aged 18 and 20, were held by police in Lithuania.
02.02.2016, Martin LainePM
Former head of ISS to fight against Tallinn's «taxi mafia»
Tallinn has hired Juri Pihl, former head of the Internal Security Service and interior minister, who is to fight against the capital city's so-called taxi mafia, the Pealtnagija (Eyewitness) investigative journalism broadcast of public broadcaster ERR reports.
Taxify comes out with 250 own brand cars
Yesterday, ridesharing company Taxify disclosed its new strategy – now, streets of Tallinn feature 250 taxis sporting the Taxify logo.
04.12.2015, Aivar PauPM
Taxify alters app, cabbies get anxious
Last week the taxi service mediator Taxify freed its app from initial small carrier brands. In a few months, logos of all companies will go. Ordering a cab, people will thus be in the dark as to which firm comes around. Taxify says this is in the interests of clients and drivers alike. Some doubt the sincerity.
26.11.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Taxi test: you get what you pay for
Postimees tested different taxi companies in Tallinn and Tartu to detect the price gaps and feel the experience offered for the money.
23.03.2015, Stinne LooPM
Poor reputation to equal jobless taxi driver
Pedal-to-metal driving style and defiance towards red lights may mean job loss for taxi drivers in times to come: a law amendment is demanding that they have a good reputation.
12.12.2014, Hanneli RudiPM
3 operators to simultaneously introduce 21 electric taxis in Tallinn
Three taxi companies in Tallinn are about to simultaneously put into service 21 Nissan Leaf electric taxis on Wednesday with a view to eventually bringing their number to 32.
Taxify trying to save the cab companies
App created by young entrepreneur Markus Villig has already been used 300,000 times to get a taxi in Tallinn.
28.07.2014, Kalev AasmäePM
Taxi drivers desire extra money for luggage
Luggage for extra charge; taximeter switched on before reaching clients; local governments forbidden from setting ceilings to taxi fees… just some of the proposals by Taxi Drivers Union, to lawmakers.
Tallinn copycat taxies ride risk-free
Multiple dozens of taxies painted to resemble the Tulika or Tallink ones work the streets of Tallinn. Neither taxi companies nor officials responsible have any idea how to respond.
15.04.2013, Merika Teder, Postimees