Uber vs TaxiAbout vs. Taxi
Some high-hour drivers find the compensation negative - taxi is better than over.
About vs. taxis: What the hell happened?
When extending the city's regulation on "rental cars" to transport operators (TNCs), municipal officers said the aim was to establish a competitive parity between taxis and transport operators (TNCs). Whilst a TNC like Uber offers almost the same services as a taxi, the difference in the way the company does things is enormous.
Michael Brymer, an associate lawyer, has dealt intensively with the regulation and its revision incorporating the stipulations of the German Telecommunications Act (TNCs). And Brymer said the town hasn' amended the decree to house Uber. This Regulation has been amended to take account of general technological developments. Here is a look at the regulation for taxis and TNCs: Previously, taxi firms were billed $75 so they could have their cars checked by the town.
In addition, they had to have the taxis checked before use. Now the taxis have to be checked before the taxi services, but this is no longer done by the town. Vehicles and taxis must be checked by a garage approved by the town. Its main distinction is that over-drivers can start operating immediately as long as their car is checked within 15 workdays.
It was a central issue for the Montgomery City Councillor. Uber initially wanted a 30-day "grace period", but the ECOFIN General Assembly lowered this to 15 working day. Taxi cabs still need to be checked before they can accommodate passenger, but both over and taxi businesses are checked according to the same rules.
Over and other carpooling opportunities have revolutionized the payment of taxi fares. Taxi drivers have always worked with a metre that counts dollar and cent per miles, but Bryman said that is no longer necessary. An earlier paragraph in the regulation states that taxis could not claim more than Uber had calculated, but this was eliminated after further verification.
It also allows for infamous increases in prices - increases at busy venues - but says that the operator must inform the passenger of the increases, have the passenger certify that he understands them and submit an estimation of the overall cost before boarding the car. For a taxi operator to be able to work, the taxi operator must make an annual payment of $75 per car for the license.
The town charges an $5,000 a year for this. Whilst this may sound like a great deal, it is a small amount to be paid in comparison to the number of vehicles that Uber will be dealing with. Had this $5,000 split among automobiles at $75 per automobile, Uber would cover only about 66 automobiles.
For the time being, the firm assumes that it will have between 400 and 600 employees in Montgomery. Each driver must have an up-to-date health cover at all time. During the time for Uber or a taxi firm, however, another rulebook comes into the game. Driver, in excess of private accident coverage, are insured by the company's $1 million auto insure.
For drivers who are available for servicing but not for servicing, Uber offers personal injuries cover of $50,000 per capita, $100,000 per incident, and a minimum of $25,000 for material damages per incident. Uber's policy does not cover drivers who are not on duty.