24 Feb '12, 1am

Taxi Fares is the cruz of the matter

This letter was sent to the Straits Times on 3 February 2012 but was not accepted for publication . The Minister for Transport announced in Parliament that the Government will regulate the standard of service for taxi drivers but will not regulate the fares. I recall reading an editorial in the Straits Times which politely state that regulation of fares is "the crux of the matter". I understand the reluctance of the Minister to regulate the fares as his Government has, for the past many years, been promoting the advantages of deregulation of taxi fares to allow greater flexibility in the supply of taxis. I wish to suggest an approach that can solve the two conflicting goals: The Government should regulate the fares for a basic taxi service that picks up passengers on the road or at taxi stands Taxi companies can operate special services for customers that book a taxi at th...

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