Increase in Taxi fare...

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby SAHM_TAN » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:43 am

If the fares keep increasing, does it mean it will be cheaper to own a car?

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby Mawar » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:19 am

Everything is going up, so can't really blame the cabbies. We just need to moderate our consumption and do the best with what we have.

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby shinri » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:46 am

sigh... everything go up... only salary never go up

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby shinri » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:51 am

Wait a minute.. Peak period surcharge change from 6pm-8pm to 6pm-midnight???? :yikes:
Extend by another 4 hours! :?:

And how come the taxis are never around when you need them?

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby alng » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:52 am

shinri wrote:sigh... everything go up... only salary never go up


Not quite true....salary goes up by 3% per annum but inflation rate is 5% per month.

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby Kissgurami » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:18 am

The issue which the operator is trying to resolve is "making taxis" which is some 22k work force be more receptive to picking passengers..

consumers gripe on how taxis are always missing. Taxis are also aware of the peak charges, so they would rather "appear" during those times so earn "higher income"

COE has also increased so operators can't just keep adding taxis on the road... and need to keep up with the demand... ultimately it is turning into a "need" to take a taxi rather than a luxury..?

taxi drivers doesn't get 3% or 5% increment and their rental did go up beginning of this year. the increase becomes their "increment" and help fund their inflation costs..

I just feel sad when I read the comments on the newsroom and how everything is pay and pay... but really at times if you take away the anger and look at it. there are other reasons why increases are happening..

:offtopic: the only thing I dont hear complaints about is the "rising cost of travel or group packages..." in fact , boost.... so people around me bee yach about rising cost but travel every few months... this really baffles me :?

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby HyperKiasu » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:15 pm

shinri wrote:sigh... everything go up... only salary never go up


yalor, everything go up, only the volume of my hair goes down and down..... :frustrated: :cry:

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby Oppsgal » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:25 pm

shinri wrote:Wait a minute.. Peak period surcharge change from 6pm-8pm to 6pm-midnight???? :yikes:
Extend by another 4 hours! :?:

And how come the taxis are never around when you need them?


Might be "hiding" to wait for people to do booking?

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 74/1/.html
Removal of weekend ERP charges got reduce taxi fare?

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby carebear » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:23 pm

If cab fares increase is high, then less people will take cabs and ultimately the cab driver will lose out.

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Re: Increase in Taxi fare...

Postby Kissgurami » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:51 pm

WCW wrote:
alng wrote:
shinri wrote:sigh... everything go up... only salary never go up


Not quite true....salary goes up by 3% per annum but inflation rate is 5% per month.

salary goes up but cant catch up with inflation...

Is the increment so low for average? i hear 5%- 8% for their increment ...

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