Today's news all but confirms what people have been fearing for the past few weeks. Five taxi companies are making the surge pricing their norm, with 10,600 cabs offering this next week onwards. Yet, the taxi companies said to expect to pay less most of the time.
Who are they kidding? Trans-Cab, SMRT, Premier, Prime and HDT Singapore Taxi will join GRab Taxi Singapore in using surge pricing, with Comfort expected to come up with their own pricing structure in two to three weeks. So, from next week onwards, expect less taxis to be on the road in non-peak periods, because who would want to drive when fares are at its lowest? And during peak hours, you want a cab, you pay more. Probably waiting time also longer.