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Connexxion comes with taxi service as Uber


Connexxion comes the third quarter of this year with own street taxis that will drive around in Amsterdam. Bart Schmeink, CEO of the transport company, said this today on BNR News radio.

The new project, whose name is not yet known, is based on initiatives like Uber, the company behind the forbidden taxi service UberPOP. ‘ In any case it shall not be like regular taxis where you stand as a taxi at a pole waiting until someone comes ‘, says Schmeink. ‘ The intention is that the project is being rolled out nationwide thereafter. ‘

Schmeink is positive about the plans of State Secretary Wilma Mansveld, who wants the rules for the taxi industry more flexible. ‘ I’m really pleasantly surprised. I think it offers much more possibilities and new innovations, which Uber shows us, and implement it in the taxi world. The traditional taxi product that we have now, or the traditional public transportation, will disappear the coming years. ‘

Connexxion has now taxis with contract transportation and no street taxis. ‘ It is now time to bring other combinations and other products in the market ‘. UberPOP will stay illegal, but Schmeink thinks that this is only logical. ‘ People make money with their car, pay no taxes about this income, have no fixed charges, no on-board computer for example: that gives unfair competition. But I find Uber a great development. “

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