21 Dec '11, 1am

CASE: Consumers shd take cabs that give value for $$ or find alternate transport if fares too high: USELESS watchdog

SINGAPORE - Commuters can expect to pay more for taxi rides on all cabs from the first week of January. This, after all the five remaining taxi operators who had yet to raise fares indicated yesterday that they would do so - following the lead from SMRT and ComfortDelGro, which was the first to announce its fare revisions this month. TransCab, Premier, Smart Automobile and Yellow Top have notified the Public Transport Council (PTC) of fare revisions, the PTC said yesterday. A Prime Taxi spokesperson told Today that it plans to submit its revision by this week. The spokesperson said: "We are still discussing the price changes ... We plan on implementing our revision in the first week of January like the other companies." Taxi firms must give commuters at least a week's notice before making changes to the fares. Among the taxi operators who have recently informed the PTC of ...

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