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Gett Ap becomes more and more efficient, Israel's taxi driver worries more and more - Commercial Now seven years after its start in Israel, the Gett's taxi-moving appe is flying the metallic flags of more than a third of the country's cabs and almost 30% of all trips in a year. However, when the business gets larger and more efficient, operators worry. Some 8,000 of Israel's 25,000 taxi riders now use Gett, an Israel-based taxi operator that was once known as Gett Taxi and has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and Israel.

Gett, as a related party, does not disclose any figures about passenger numbers and use, but according to estimates from various agencies, it has about 20 million passenger numbers per year. Anyway, it comes to a large part of 5 billion Shekels ( $1.4 billion) per year industries, where the median price is 69 Shks. The Gett does not hire a driver or own taxi, but charges a charge for connecting the driver with the passenger and as a channel for payment.

The passengers have profited from this because Gett's system is clear so that the driver cannot overburden Nave's clients and they can buy by using a bank account. Public administrations are satisfied because it is more difficult for the driver to avoid paying tax by taking money from the book. Headquarters dispatchers have not vanished because most motorists choose to use the application and a dispatching agent to maximise their revenue.

However, Gett sent shocks to the entire sector at the beginning of the year when, together with the old-line scheduler Hadar-Lod, he won the tender for a taxi service from Ben-Gurion International Airports, Israel's major hub and a resource for more than 1 million trips per year. Ben-Gurion's offer - the only one ever made - pledged to lower Ben-Gurion's airfare by 31% from today's levels, a much greater reduction than Israel Airports Authority officers had foreseen.

However, the offer met with fierce resistance from the Hadar-Lod riders, who demanded that such rebates would cause them to loose cash at any fares. Not only did the scandal leave a poor impression on the Hadar-Lod estuaries, but it also caused concern throughout the sector that Gett's proposal to reduce fares steeply was a way of trying the water for potential fares reductions across the country.

Meanwhile, Avraham Fried, president of the Taxi Owners Association, has commissioned Tzahi Yagur, a cartel lawyer, to do lobbying work for Gett's declaration of constituting a single dominant position, and has even tried to have the call for tenders itself annulled before the offer is disbanded. You have applied Section 26 of the Cartel Act, which refers to companies that do not hold a controlling interest in a particular geographic area but have a significant footprint.

Mr Fried said the offer was synonymous with rapacious prices as it was not viable for them. "There will be funded by Gett's outside resources and over the years Gett will take advantage of the "only dominance" in the taxi business and the calling of taxis to reimburse itself for loosing cash tariffs," the Brief said.

Irrespective of the merits of the allegations, Gett is struggling to keep away prospective competitors, including a smaller taxi-hailing application named Rider and the US supergiant Uber. Über does not directly competes with Gett because it concentrates on personal auto owner to pick up the driver and charge them their portion of the costs of driving through the Uber Night Service.

Uber was brought to justice two month ago by the Department of Transportation for illegal activities. But, as TheMarker said back then, Gett did play a part in the preparation of the case against Uber, which included the provision of witness statements from his own community based industry researcher. Service is as much a menace to Gett as it is to the taxi driver himself, because if Israel ever gives its consent to run its full-fledged Uber X-Service, there would be enormous increases in tariff rivalry.

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