28 Dec '11, 11pm

"There is no need for peak-hour surcharges, as the taxi driver is already compensated for time spent in...

Published in Straits Times Online Forum: AFTER deregulation, the taxi service has become progressively worse over the years and there is much public unhappiness ('Cab fares: Deregulation hasn't improved service' by Mr Liew Chin Wen; 'Takings down, but...' by Ms Koh Lee Suan; and 'Fare confusion' by Dr Gil Simon Schneider; all last Saturday). Taxi fares have become more complicated, confusing and expensive over the years. Taxis are not available at certain times of the day, not because of high demand but because of an artificially created shortage. It is time to recognise the failure of deregulation and to move to a semi-regulated system. I suggest that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) introduce a regulated basic taxi service that operates as follows: - All taxis picking up passengers on the road or at taxi stands should have regulated fares. - The regulated fares could b...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2011/12/st-online-forum-co...

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A passion for beetles.Retired taxi driver Pierre Morvan

A passion for beetles.Retired taxi driver Pierr...

rolexawards.com 29 Dec '11, 8am

Retired taxi driver Pierre Morvan from Brittany, in France, has, by studying beetles for four decades, earned himself inte...

Cabbie found dead in his taxi #Singapore

Cabbie found dead in his taxi #Singapore

sg.news.yahoo.com 27 Dec '11, 4am

in his 50s was found dead in his cab on Monday afternoon. CityCab driver Loke Meng Fatt was found motionless in his taxi t...

Taxi driving in Cuba: The road to the beach cru...

sfluxe.com 26 Dec '11, 7am

Havana / Santiago de Cuba – The old tin rattles when the engine starts. The exhaust coughs up a blue haze, the Cheyenne, b...

Poly students working on Prime Taxi booking phone app #sgtaxi

Poly students working on Prime Taxi booking pho...

tnp.sg 24 Dec '11, 4am

THE next time you book a Prime taxi, you may be using a system developed by Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) students. Since Apri...

ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say recent fare revisions still hitting their bottom lines

ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say recent fare revi...

straitstimes.com 20 Dec '11, 1am

While the disruptions to the MRT service have led to an increase in demand for taxis, ComfortDelGro taxi drivers say this ...

Prime Taxi, with its fleet of 750 cabs, is the only taxi operator yet to decide on any fee revision

Prime Taxi, with its fleet of 750 cabs, is the ...

straitstimes.com 21 Dec '11, 12am

On Tuesday, the higher charges also kicked in at taxi operator SMRT, and four others will also be taking the same route. -...

Here is a way to remove the peak hour surcharge...

tankinlian.blogspot.com 23 Dec '11, 12am

The regulators allowed taxi companies to levy surcharge during peak hours - the reasoning is that the hire fares will enco...

ST Online Forum: Get client approval for CDP ac...

thefinance.sg 23 Dec '11, 4am

I SHARE the concern of Mr Eng Tiang Chuan (‘Guard against rogue brokers’; yesterday) about allowing stockbrokers to have u...

Left to the market, are taxi fares getting out ...

todayonline.com 16 Dec '11, 9pm

SINGAPORE - The latest revisions on how much taxi passengers have to pay have turned the spotlight on the fare structure, ...

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rif.la 04 Jan '12, 6pm

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4 more taxi firms to raise fares

4 more taxi firms to raise fares

asiaone.com 21 Dec '11, 2am

By Sarah Chang my paper Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 Commuters can expect more taxi-fare hikes soon. Four taxi operators - Tran...