'Matching' session for hirers & relief cabbies to enhance taxi availability
- POSTED: 27 Dec 2013 20:17
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Commuters can expect better availability of taxis if plans by the National Taxi Association to get more relief drivers on the road take shape.
SINGAPORE: Commuters can expect better availability of taxis if plans by the National Taxi Association to get more relief drivers on the road take shape.
The association said on Friday that it will pilot a 'matching' session in the first quarter of next year to help match hirers and relief drivers.
Its executive adviser Ang Hin Kee said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has indicated its support.
The association will approach the various taxi operators to participate in the session.
It was responding to LTA's comments issued earlier Friday on suggestions submitted earlier by the association to improve taxi availability.
Mr Ang said he is also heartened that the LTA has shown support for the setting up of a mediation system for cabbies to settle disputes amicably with one another and with their taxi companies.
He agreed that taxi companies should incentivise drivers to achieve service and availability standards.
Going forward, he said the association will focus on exploring ways to "make every taxi work harder".