Savvy has just completed a new report on Australian national, state and territory investments in EV charging stations that explores the issues of rollout, availability, and maximum charging times for new electric vehicles, based on Electric Vehicle Council – March 2022 data.
The piece – Electric Vehicle Nation – Can Australia Support EVs with the Current Infrastructure? — examines what present and future charging infrastructure investments have been made in their state or territory.
The Chairman, CEO and Deputy CEO of the NSW Taxi Council, together with the Vice President of TOSBA (Taxi Owners Small Business Association of NSW) recently had a meeting with the NSW Premier and Treasurer to highlight the NSW Taxi industry’s concerns regarding fair and proper compensation for all Taxi Licence owners in NSW.
Both the Premier and Treasurer were receptive to the concerns of the NSW Taxi Industry. During the meeting, a presentation was given by NSW Taxi Council CEO, Martin Rogers, on the significant impacts that the regulatory changes have had on the value of Taxi Licences since the reforms, and the need for fair and proper compensation for all Taxi Licence owners in NSW, with no cap.
Ride-share drivers have been put on notice to stay out of designated taxi zones after a crackdown from Transport and Main Roads.
A compliance operation in the Toowoomba region on August 5 resulted in four penalty infringement notices being issued to drivers in designated taxi zones, including the rank within the Toowoomba bus station.
A TMR spokesman said other than taxis, all light vehicles are restricted from entering the bus station for the safety of pedestrians and passengers.
Mark MacGann has taken ownership of being the one to have leaked more than 124,000 company files to the news agencies that are now painting Uber in a negative light. His initiative was to shed light on some of the fundamental wrongs his former employer committed in order to achieve the stance they now have in the transport industry.
But who is Mark MacGann, and how was he involved in Uber? He is the ex-chief lobbyist for the company’s Europe offices, where his job description entailed winning over governments across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. But after quitting and reflecting on his past work, he said enough was enough!