Estonian Public Transportation Act

In 2017, the Estonian Parliament amended the Public Transportation Act (entry into force 1 November 2017) to regulate platform-based transportation services and define their position compared to established and regulated taxi services. With this amendment, it is no longer necessary for taxi drivers to have any professional training. Instead, the taxi and rideshare businesses are responsible for arranging necessary instruction. Additionally, the amendment no longer requires taxis to have a taximeter. For platform-based transportation services, the ride is ordered and the price is calculated online, allowing the client to reject the ride if it is deemed too expensive. When clients are retrieved at a taxi stand or from the curb, the vehicle is still obliged to have a meter and must adhere to price limits that are set by local governments, whereas this price limit will not be applied to platform-based services.


  • Initiative
  • Legislation
  • Estonia
  • Government
  • Yes
  • transport
  • English, Estonian
  • 2021
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