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News - April 2019

Taxi Representatives Meet SCC Deputy Leader to Discuss Station Improvements

Taxi and private hire trade representatives had a meeting with the Deputy Leader of Southampton City Council (SCC) on the 25th April 2019 regarding how to improve Southampton train station (downside) to meet customers approval.

A company called WSP (Williams Sale Partnership) were in attendance, who will be undertaking the transportation, infrastructure and environmental issues connected with this project. WSP was established in 1969 and is now regarded as one of the largest professional services firms in the world.

The overall aim is to create more space for customers using Southampton train service and it will be a re-development of the station forecourt and surrounding area to cater amongst many things, the increase in passengers for Southampton's ABP's cruise terminals.

The end product should see more spaces for the parking of taxis and in June/July of 2019 the council will put in a bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for funding.

Posted in News by Admin on 30/04/2019

Ian Hall Attends Department For Transport Progress Meeting

Last week, Ian Hall, Chairman of the Southampton Hackney and Private Hire Association was invited to attend a meeting at the Department for Transport. This was the third meeting he has attended in London over the past 12 months together with trade representatives and government officials.

 

Southampton is one of the five cities targeted by the government to improve air quality. This week’s meeting covered the progress made so far on the clean air programme, through a series of slides which you view by following the link below. They were also informed on the latest progress on the Task and Finish group reference taxi and private hire vehicle licensing.

 

Please follow the link below for more details of the meeting:

http://www.southamptontaxis.org/docs/taxi_phv_round_table.pdf

Posted in News by Admin on 04/04/2019

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