Madrid taxis end strike, fail to get tighter rules for Uber

Taxi drivers in Madrid have ended their strike after 16 days after failing to force the authorities in the Spanish capital to impose tighter restrictions on companies that use ride-hailing apps

Fifty-three percent of over 7,000 taxi drivers who voted late Tuesday backed calling off the strike, according to the professional association of taxi drivers Elite Taxi.

That victory for taxi drivers in Barcelona led Uber and Cabify to announce that they would cancel operations in the city.