30 Sep '12, 6am

No taxis available? Some using illegal service offer extra cash to get a ride

No taxis available? Some using illegal service offer extra cash to get a ride

It is raining and there are no taxis anywhere. The taxi hotlines are busy. A desperate SMS to other booking services returns the message: "Sorry, there is no taxi available now." Most commuters caught in this situation will either wait, or opt for the bus or MRT. But for at least the past year, a number of people have been using an illegal service that lets commuters offer extra money to cabbies for a ride. Taxi drivers and passengers familiar with the service - which is not authorised by taxi companies and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) - said this improves the odds of getting a taxi when demand is high, such as during peak hours and public holidays. It is also a way to earn a bit of extra income, the cabbies said. This is how it works: Apart from the taxi companies' official hotlines, there are at least nine other independent service operators that help passengers bo...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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