17 Jan '11, 3pm

More book taxis in stronger economy: THE number of passengers choosing to book a taxi instead of flag one down s...

The number of passengers choosing to book a taxi instead of flag one down soared last year compared to previous years. -- ST PHOTO: SAMUEL HE THE number of passengers choosing to book a taxi instead of flag one down soared last year compared to previous years. The two taxi operators with the largest fleet in Singapore both reported a steep spike in the number of bookings they handled last year. Leading the pack was transport operator ComfortDelGro, with 24 million taxi bookings last year, a 37 per cent jump from 17.5 million bookings in 2009. It is a record high for the company which first launched the service in 1996. ComfortDelGro has more than 15,000 taxis. TransCab, the taxi operator with the second-largest fleet at about 3,800 taxis, managed only 300,385 bookings last year. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Straits Times.

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