Our 363 year old trade is at the most crucial juncture in its entire history. Our mantra may well be 'BE LUCKY' but there are going to be choices on individual, as well as collective levels that cannot be left to luck or chance.
TAXIAPP was formed a year ago by working Taxi drivers who couldn't stand by and witness the trade’s struggles any longer. 'The Knowledge' and 'Meter', bedrocks of our industry have become endangered.
Every licensed Taxi driver embarked on the Knowledge and sacrificed plenty of years to attain self-employment and independence. Only then were we able to ply for hire and work a meter. A privilege accorded exclusively to proud recipients of Green and Yellow badges.
TAXIAPP have come to the opinion that it's time this trade, CIRCLED ITS WAGONS and started to fight back.
At TAXIAPP we are opposing the competition, whether it is from within or out of the trade. We don't do "If you can't beat them, join them" defeatism.
THE METER RULES
TAXIAPP believes the meter is a great equaliser affording drivers and customers protection and transparency. We also believe in not devaluing the professional World class service that we offer. Only individual drivers at their discretion should consider 'fixed prices'.
ON TAXIAPP THE METER FARE DOES AND WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL.
NO COMMISSIONS ON TAXIAPP
WE have faith in our own technological structure and altruistic business model that can collectively insulate ourselves from the corporate inspired takeover of our industry. Far off mercenary money men 'wrongly' think our trades’ future belongs to them.
Now, more than ever, we need to work cohesively together to ward off their aggressive drive to control 'OUR' work, and force us down to a one tier system.
The corporates lobbyists, with government collusion and facilitation, have been pushing the American tech firm hard. Even so, their mega budgets have been unable to polish that turd!
TAXIAPP represents the best our proud trade offers. Safety, instantly recognisable, knowledgeable drivers.
Only by banding together can we protect ourselves from whatever the gig economy may throw at us.
WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES. WE CANNOT AFFORD NOT TO.
GET YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN US AND RECLAIM OUR WORK.