15 Feb '12, 1am

Taxi ridership has risen for the second year in a row, averaging 933,000 a day, up 2.3% from 2010

Taxi ridership has risen for the second year in a row, averaging 933,000 a day, up 2.3% from 2010

The Land Transport Authority said last year's taxi ridership averaged 933,000 a day, up 2.3per cent from 2010. But the major fare increase that took effect in December is likely to bring the numbers down this year. -- ST FILE PHOTO By Christopher Tan, Senior Correspondent Taxi ridership has risen for the second year in a row, but the fare increase that took effect in December is expected to pull patronage down this year. According to the Land Transport Authority, last year's taxi ridership averaged 933,000 a day, up 2.3 per cent from 2010. The figure is also higher than the 860,000 and 909,000 posted in 2009 and 2008 respectively, but lower than the 944,000 in 2007, before the global financial meltdown. In the past decade, the year with the lowest patronage was 2003, when the severe acute respiratory syndrome kept many commuters away. Taxi rides averaged 805,000 a day then...

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