Tag Archives: National Taxi Association

GOVT PASSES TAXES & SURCHARGES ON TO POOR TAXI UNCLES!

Why are taxi operators (almost like a oligopoly) charging taxi uncle about $120 to $140 taxi rental a day? this will add up to about $4000 a month, and about $50k a year! So does that mean technically Taxi operators can break even in about 2 years (around 3 years max) which is consider very very very very very profitable business! But yet why taxi uncle still need to bear the COE cost of a taxi which taxi is already under quota by the authority / govt anyway. Understand that most handworking taxi driver only take home about $2k plus a month. Even if that taxi uncle tried to work longer hour, that will be as good as compromising ones health / future health for a mere few hundred more earning a month, which in a logical sense not worth it, but because many needed the money, they might end up over forcing themselves to make the extra income just to bring home a bit more bread for their family.

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TAXI COMPANIES SAY TRANSPORT APPS LIKE UBER ARE EATING INTO PROFITS, UNSAFE

The National Taxi Association (NTA) has come out to complain about transport apps and other rental car companies with their own fleet of "taxis". NTA says that such companies are eating away profits from taxi companies and declared that they feel such companies are unsafe because their drivers and fleets do not undergo government scrutiny. Referring to transport apps like Uber, which allows users to send out requests for transport to nearby drivers subscribed to the app, and rental group Prime Leasing, which employs its own drivers to drive passengers, NTA spokesperson and Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Mr Ang says that the NTA has lodged complaints with the Land Transport Authority.

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