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.
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
This Wed 28/9 won’t be easy for anyone that would like to get around Athens without his own vehicle as all public transportation will be on strike for the whole day, including a 48 hours strike for Taxi owners that will end on Thursday 30/9. More specifically, employees at Metro, busses and trolleys are on more
Taxi owners started a new 48 hours strike this Monday morning September 12th at 5am. That means no taxi services will be available in Greece until Wednesday, September 14th, at 5 am in the morning when the strike ends. While the strike lasts, the taxi owners will make their presence at least “noticeable” in several more
One more all-day strike are scheduling for the forthcoming Saturday (Sat, September 10th, 2011) by Greek taxi owners after their decision to escalate their actions, without though implementing extreme ways to express themselves. The same day the Taxi owners at Thessaloniki (Salonica, north Greece) are plan to gather at Sismanoglio and march to Bellidio. After that, more