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More taxis available during peak periods: Transport Minister

More than 1,300 additional taxis were available during peak hours this year, following the introduction of Taxi Availability standards in 2013.

SINGAPORE: More than 1,300 additional taxis were available during peak hours this year, said Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew.

Since the introduction of the Taxi Availability standards in January 2013, the percentage of taxis on the roads during peak periods has increased from 82 per cent in 2012 to 87 per cent in the first five months of this year.

In a written response to Parliament on Monday (Aug 4), Mr Lui said the percentage of taxis plying at least 250km daily has risen from 75 to 78 per cent over the same period.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will also conduct a taxi information trial at five selected taxi stands later this year. It allows LTA to monitor real-time commuter demand and provide this information to taxi companies, alerting their drivers to locations with high demand. 

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