Tag Archives: Taxi Companies

SURGE PRICING GETS OK, CUSTOMERS TO LOSE OUT?

The Public Transport Council (PTC) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) issued a statement last Friday saying they had "no objections" to the proposals by taxi companies to impose what they termed "dynamic pricing", but what we all know as surge pricing. So that means, nothing is now going to stop these Taxi companies to unleash the surge pricing model to passengers. Instead of providing better service to passengers and better welfare to taxi drivers, the companies choose to match the Grab and Uber companies in introducing surge pricing to keep up with them. The one thing that is not good about Uber and Grab, ans taxi companies choose to copy. Proven that all these companies care about is making money, not service or welfare.

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TAXI FARE WENT FROM $4.95 TO $16.20 JUST FROM SURCHARGES!

In Singapore one short taxi trip that the meter showed S$4.95 turned out to be S$16.20. See all the surcharges such as the ridiculous high S$8 fee for booking. The hotel I stayed had a few taxis standing by to take passengers in a hurry for extra S$8 fee. ...so that's why so few available taxis on the road when they could stay at hotels' extra S$8 Fee Queues Taxi line at peak time.

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LTA: TAXI DRIVERS MUST DRIVE 250KM MINIMUM PER DAY

On average, taxi drivers must now drive at least 250KM per day, according to new rules established by the Land Transport Authority. However, since the implementation of this new ruling, many taxi drivers have found it difficult to meet this requirement.

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