21 Dec '11, 2am

4 more taxi firms to raise fares

4 more taxi firms to raise fares

By Sarah Chang my paper Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011 Commuters can expect more taxi-fare hikes soon. Four taxi operators - Trans-cab, Premier, Smart and Yellow Top - have decided to raise their fares following fare adjustments by SMRT and ComfortDelGro, the largest taxi operator here. This leaves Prime Taxi, which manages a fleet of 750 cabs, as the sole taxi operator yet to inform the Public Transport Council (PTC) of any fare hike. RELATED STORIES We aren't earning more, say cabbies ComfortDelGro, which has a fleet of 15,700 taxis, was the first to implement a fare hike last Monday. SMRT, the third-largest operator with some 3,000 cabs, revised its fares with effect from yesterday. The PTC, the transport watchdog set up by the Government, confirmed yesterday that the four companies have notified it of their fare adjustments and set dates for implementing the changes. A counci...

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