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12/04/2007

Better taxi service and higher fare

There were several suggestions in the Today paper on how to improve the taxi service and increase the income of taxi drivers. But none is better than my suggestion for a $10 flag down rate. This $10 is not only effective, it will make everyone happy. First, because it is a bit more expensive than the present $2.50 rate, it will deter those who cannot afford the new rate to take taxis. Then more taxis will be available for those who can afford it. And they will be happy. Those who have to give up taxis can take our efficient and comfortable public transport system. For taxi drivers, nothing better to say. With $2.50 already some profit. With $10 they should be happy and encouraged to make our taxi profession a first choice profession and better quality service. And for the taxi operators, they can increase the rental rates too. See, everyone happy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

with the high demand for taxis and recent relaxation of foreign workers rule, we can now think about opening up our cabbies to foreign talent....

redbean said...

this is a good suggestion. should restructure so that all the well educated graduates can go and do something more productive and let foreign workers to drive taxis.

and they could even lower the fares as they would not need such a high return for driving taxis.

Anonymous said...

$10 flag down rate? Hmmm, still very affordable. Why don't solve the problem once and for all, make it unaffordable and benefit the MRT and bus operators.