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Taxi man says one year 'too long' for e-hailing moratorium

  • Jul 14, 2018
A taxi industry representative claimed today that the one-year moratorium period granted for e-hailing service providers and drivers to comply with regulations imposed on taxi drivers is too long.Big Blue Taxi founder Shamsubahrin Ismail said this was as the Public Transport Commission (Spad) already has a system in place to register all e-hailing drivers and ensure compliance with the decision announced by Transport Minister Anthony Loke last week."We clearly object to the one-year moratorium p
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Gov't to impose taxi conditions on e-hailing services

  • Jul 11, 2018
Transport minister Anthony Loke said today that e-hailing services will need to meet taxi standards to create a level playing field between both industries."After hearing taxi and e-hailing drivers’ complaints, the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) has come up with regulations to be imposed on intermediary business and e-hailing drivers."To be fair to taxi drivers, the government will regulate e-hailing services through the Spad Act (2017 amendment) and Commercial Vehicle License Act (20
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E-hailing - Spad to look into ways to break up monopolies

  • Jun 2, 2018
The government will not allow any monopolies in the transport sector including for e-hailing services, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke today.He said towards this, he has instructed the Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) to undertake a comprehensive study on taxi and e-hailing services and come up with proposals within a month.This will include finding ways to break-up monopolies.“We will not allow any monopolies by any company, including those in e-hailing. What we want is that the i
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