What are the changes?
Drivers will receive a $25 lifting fee for any passenger who uses a SATSS voucher or card to receive a 50%, 75% or 100% fare subsidy where the trip is booked through the Access Centralised Booking Service (CBS).
The lifting fee tariffs will be displayed on the meter as:
This replaces the existing lifting fee and driver on-time bonus payments for operators to streamline the fees paid by the State Government for provision of this essential service.
What are the benefits?
The increased lifting fee payable on a broader category of trips seeks to improve service delivery through reduced wait times and improved services for Access Taxi customers.
How does it work for drivers?
50% member trips where a voucher is being used will now be treated in the same way as 75% trips. The effect of this will be to ensure the meter is paused and Tariff 5 or 6 applied.
From early 2022, the $25 lifting fee will be expanded to all trips taken by SATSS members regardless of whether SATSS funds their trip.
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