29 Nov

Statement on Madrid Taxi Strike

Source: Reuters

Blacklane has canceled hundreds of legal rides in Spain to protect our passengers and driver partners. No innocent traveler or law-abiding driver should fear consequences on the road. Taxi unions’ threats of violence are irresponsible and misplaced.

The strike by Spain’s taxi drivers reveals their true motives. They are investing energy into limiting competition and restricting customer choice rather than improving the passenger experience. Companies that best serve passengers will win, and they won’t need artificial caps on competitors to succeed. We support fair competition, more opportunities for travelers, and more jobs for licensed professional drivers in Spain.”– Jens Wohltorf, CEO and Co-founder, Blacklane