20 Dec '11, 6am

Trans Cab raises taxi fares - Channel NewsAsia

Trans Cab raises taxi fares - Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Singapore's second largest taxi operator, Trans Cab, will raise fares from 3 January 2012 due to higher overhead costs that will hit the earnings of its drivers. The flag-down rate will increase from 20 cents to 70 cents, depending on the taxi type. So the start trip on a Toyota Crown cab will cost S$3, instead of S$2.80. For the Toyota Wish cab, the flag-down rate will increase to S$3.20, instead of S$3, while the start fare for Chevrolet cab will be $S3.40, instead of S$3.20. For Mercedes Benz cab, the start fare will cost 70 cents more at S$3.90, instead of S$3.20. Every 400 metres after the flag-down distance will cost 22 cents, for distances up to 10 kilometres. Currently, it's 20 cents for every 385 metres. After 10 kilometres, it'll be 22 cents for every 350 metres, compared 20 cents for every 330 metres. Every 45 seconds of waiting will cost 22 cents, in...

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