Taxi, how do licenses work in Europe? Only in Spain bought as in Italy | EUROtoday

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The {photograph} that emerges from the investigation by Sole24Ore is a posh babel which, because of the collaboration of overseas embassies in Italy, has tried to align the foundations that govern the taxi sector in the principle European international locations.

What emerges is a framework of frequent guidelines in all states and others particular to some realities. To make clear: there’s a system of obligatory licenses and necessities for everybody to this for drivers and regulatory authorities at native stage. What makes the distinction is the extent of liberalization of the sector which leads, in cascade, to a fleet of taxis in circulation which exhibits monumental gaps between one nation and one other whatever the inhabitants.

Release for consideration

The key level issues the chapter of licenses issued by native authorities for consideration: Italy and Spain characterize a distinctive among the many international locations interviewed as a result of right here the brand new permits have a price that will also be very vital (round 100 thousand euros in Madrid, 70 thousand and 96 thousand euros respectively in Rome and Milan in keeping with the 2024 tenders at present being outlined).



«Italy can also be an exception as a result of it’s the solely nation that gives for the distribution of the earnings collected from the brand new licenses amongst taxi drivers already in enterprise – he explains Andrea Giuricin, transport economist on the Bicocca University of Milan -. Furthermore, I’m struck by the variety of taxis in operation: the Madrid area, which has half the inhabitants of Lombardy, has thrice as many white Lombardy vehicles and, furthermore, can depend on a fleet of 9,000 NCCs.”

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The different chapter, no much less essential, is that of the secondary licensing market. Here too the international locations are divided into two teams: there are these like Austria which usually present the next stage of deregulation and the place the phenomenon of shopping for and promoting between non-public people doesn’t exist and people like Italy, but additionally Spain and France is affluent with a market that in our peninsula can promote a allow for the sum of 130 thousand euros.