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LTA SHOULD REVIEW ARCHAIC RULES AND ALLOW TAXIS TO DELIVER GOODS

Most of the taxi drivers say that this is an "archaic" rule, and it counters the Government trumpet-blowing of urging citizens to embrace disruptive technology and the gig economy. Drivers should not be denied a means to earn extra income, as already the market for the drivers are very tight and they can barely make a living just by picking up passengers.

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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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