13 Dec '11, 1am

Higher taxi fares shorten wait for those willing to pay

By Maria Almenoar & Royston Sim The first day of higher fares for ComfortDelGro taxis on Monday went down smoothly for commuters willing to pay more, and major locations were not short of taxis. As some commuters stayed away from flagging down taxis, waiting times in the city went down sharply at several taxi stands, including at Far East Plaza and Ngee Ann City. Taxi drivers reported lower takings, but many said they were not unduly perturbed as commuters would usually take time to adjust to new fares. Comfort, which runs about 15,000 of the 26,000 taxis on the road, on Monday extended its peak surcharge hours from 6pm to midnight and raised flagdown rates by 20 cents, to a minimum of $3. The third-largest operator SMRT will follow suit next Tuesday. The second-largest operator Trans-Cab said it is also likely to revise its fares but has not notified the Public Transport ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-3...

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