23 Dec '11, 12am

Here is a way to remove the peak hour surcharge for taxi - by allowing the taxi driver to earn more, if the...

The regulators allowed taxi companies to levy surcharge during peak hours - the reasoning is that the hire fares will encourage more taxi drivers to come forward to pick up passengers. But this has an unintended consequence - many taxi drivers are not available during the short period before the surcharge come into effect, creating an artificial shortage. In other cities, there is no peak hour surcharge, so they do not have this artificial shortage. Perhaps the taxi drivers are already compensated during the peak hours based on travelling time, in addition to distance. If they are caught in a slow moving traffic, they will get additional fare based on the time. Perhaps this is a new way to fix the taxi fares - based on distance and travelling time. If the fare is low - where the taxi is stuck in congestion, the taxi driver can get an additional fare based on the time spent...

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asiaone.com 21 Dec '11, 2am

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channelnewsasia.com 21 Dec '11, 4am

SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said SMRT is now able to operate its trains during peak hours at intervals very...

Trans Cab raises taxi fares - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com 20 Dec '11, 6am

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straitstimes.com 20 Dec '11, 1am

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straitstimes.com 21 Dec '11, 4am

The intervals between trains were 'largely satisfactory' at about two to three minutes, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Y...

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todayonline.com 16 Dec '11, 9pm

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straitstimes.com 11 Dec '11, 11pm

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earthhour.org 22 Dec '11, 6am

Thursday 22 December: Exactly one hundred days from now, homes, schools, businesses and iconic landmarks across the planet...

Spend an hour in my morning updating my blog. Off to BKT lunch later

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tankinlian.blogspot.com 28 Dec '11, 11pm

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