Uber rival Ola says it still has a future in Australia despite the ride sharing company closing most of its local operations and making most of its local staff redundant.
The company's Australian managing director Simon Smith, who joined the company in 2018, has left the business. Meanwhile, Ola has also closed its local driver offices and cancelled its personal accident insurance program for drivers.
In a message sent to drivers Ola said the local driver offices would be closed "until further notice".
Anyone driving or travelling in a Victorian commercial passenger vehicle must wear a fitted face mask. That's everyone, drivers and passengers, travelling in a taxi, hire car, limousine or ride share vehicle (including Uber, DiDi, Shebah, GoCatch, Ola).
Transport Alliance Australia (TAA)'s latest Operators' Forum held on Friday 4 December via Zoom was a great success.
Thank you to those who attended or expressed interest. TAA have been receiving excellent feedback from everyone who participated.
For those who missed it, TAA ran through a comparison of cleaning requirements for all the states/territories, cleaning etiquette, legal news, product presentations from guest speakers, and a few marketing tips, then ended with an open discussion.