Las Vegas taxi driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle, but the stash turned out to be $300,000 (NZD$367,000) in cold hard cash.
A british research by BBC channel shows that using a taxi in Athens, Greece is more easy, cheap and fast than using a taxi in Tokyo. For the same distanse of 10kilometers the reporter paid about 43$ while in Greece for the same taxi trip only $16.
A total deal that includes 36 taxi stands (new and extensions to existing ones) agreed the city authorities of Thessaloniki and the Ermis Taxi Owners Association of Salonica. There are still a few arrangements for as the deal is not officially approved by the formal procedures. The agreement was reached in an attempt to address more
Another arrests’ wave happened the past 2 days, where 46 taxi drivers were arrested by Attica Traffic Police, during targeted checks for unapproved interferes at taxi meters and cashier machines on taxi cars. The checks took place outside railway stations, hotels, hospitals and malls in Athens and Attica.
Police arrested 27 taxi drivers for intervention on the taxi meter and the cash register their vehicles. This was the conclusion after routine checks conducted Wednesday and Thursday at various taxi stations of Attica. The result was a total of 26 fines imposed, totalling 130,000 euros.
At Patmos, a Greek island, a taxi driver found a wallet with 2100 euros and credit cards. Without a second thought he turn it over to the police. This is a living advertisement of Greece and the morality in Greek people, especially the ones working in the tourist industry.
The taxi drivers are on strike as they are opposed to the new bill that “liberates” further the transportation market and has been included to the new packet of laws that the ministry has introduced for confirmation.
Taxi drivers and owners go on strike starting this Monday (November 5th, 2012) at 5am, until Wednesday (November 7th, 2012) at 5am. Their plan is to repeat whole day (24 hours) strikes within the following days in order as a protest against the new round of austerity cuts by the government. Also, strikes in the rest of urban public more
There is a 2 days general strike coming on Wednesday and Thursday 19th & October 20th, 2011 where taxi owners / drivers are participating. More strikes and movements are expected the forthcoming week along with owners of trucks and tankers. Also, due to the general strike several stoppages of the rest public transportation means are planned for these two more
There will be no public transportation today, Friday, Oct 14th, 2011 in the capital of Greece Athens, while the protests are rising as the taxi owners are on strike too, for the whole day. On Friday morning the traffic in Athens is rather increased, after missing bus, trolley, subway, metro and tram services for the more