Sunday, 28 February 2016

Uber news recap - February 2016

Hot commodities on eBay
Now here's good news:
Who knew?
Headlines and analysis
Uber in Canada
Global news

Related resources
Dear Canadian Taxi Monopoly: your Uber Boogie Man doesn't scare me
Taxi Truths campaign puts lipstick on a pig
Canadian Taxi Monopoly is attempting to curb consumer choice
Uber provides the taxi industry a good kick in the pants

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Pimp your (taxi) ride

There was a story in the Daily Mail on February 16th that caught our eye. It would be hard not too.

Be warned, if you read this piece, you'll be adding Mumbai to your bucketlist and planning a trip to take one of these cool rides...

Check out the photos of
these fantastic cabs in the
original article
Pimp my ride: Inside India's technicolour taxis - Daily Mail

Interesting story about artsy taxi interiors created by the Taxi Fabric, an art collective based in Mumbai.

Connecting young designers with drivers, the initiative has transformed 26 cabs so far.

One taxi has even been featured by Coldplay in their Hymn for the Weekend music video [full story]

Taxi Fabric

To learn more about Taxi Fabric, visit their website.

Are you a designer? You can even apply to design a cab...

Or follow them here:
@TaxiFabric on Twitter
Taxi Fabric Facebook page

Related resources
Taxi Fabric website
Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) transportation guide -
Mumbai layover ideas and things to do in Mumbai -

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Mashad Airport gets metro link

Mashhad Metro 3.jpg
Mashhad Airport's metro link opened on February 6
Iran is upgrading its infrastructure with several new airport train connections.

In Mashhad, a new metro link to the city's airport opened on February 6.

The 6 kilometre (4 mile) extension of Metro Line 1 runs southeast from Ghadir, and makes a stop at Parvaz, before continuing on to Mashhad Hashemi Nejad International (MHD) Airport. Mashhad's metro system opened in 2011 and operates at speeds of up to 80 km/h.

Meanwhile, construction is almost complete on the extension of Tehran's metro to Mehrabad Airport, the city's second busiest air hub. The new link is projected to open in March 2016.

Related resources
Mashad Airport (MHD) transportation guide
Mashad airport metro link open - Railway Gazette
Light rail reaches Mashhad airport - Rail Journal