“Our focus is on ensuring fair and just compensation for all Taxi Licence Owners, seeing passengers across all of NSW have access to a viable and affordable Taxi Service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a system that supports drivers being able to make a reasonable earning.”
If we don’t get these further reforms right it will be detrimental, resulting in services being cut, lower driver earnings, making it difficult to earn a living income, and taxpayer funds being required to underwrite these services, in particular, in Regional NSW.
Not to mention adding to the already increasing congestion being experienced in major cities.
Moving to a provider neutral approach to subsidies and incentives should mean a provider needs to offer the complete fleet mix of vehicles, including sedans and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Not cherry picking the ones that are most profitable at the expense of the most vulnerable in our society. It would be discriminatory not to.
NSW TC and CTOA appreciate the recognition by the NSW Government that more assistance is required and they have accepted the Minister’s invitation to work together to get the detail correct and get these reforms right.
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