Further to Miranda’s Xmas and Taxis below, we must be mindful that Sydney taxis are vacant most of the time. Only occasionally, taxis become busy and then only for a few very short periods. It is neither economical nor feasible to organise a few thousand taxis and taxi drivers for those very short periods. It is much more viable and economic to have more trains and busses to cater those infrequent rush hours.
Traditionally, taxi driver bashing by some sections of the media was a solution. Unfortunately, this type of buck passing failed to solve any problems. Therefore, we propose to share the blame together and educate the public to be more co-operative, patient and share taxis to speed up the traffic.
NSW Taxi Drivers Association
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November 4, 2009
NSW TAXI DRIVERS ASSOCIATIONFOR BAILEE DRIVERS, OWNER DRIVERS AND LESSEE DRIVERSInc. No. 9882558 ABN: 98 653 928 763
PO Box 322, Alexandria NSW 2015
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Media ReleaseMiranda’s Xmas and Taxis
Miranda has put her elegant finger squarely on the problem of taxis at Xmas (SMH 8Nov07). Each year in November and December it becomes increasingly impossible for office and Xmas party goers to get a taxi home late into the night.This is despite most taxis working flat out those months to make up for their paltry earnings during the year, when too many taxis are idle. The Xmas taxi problems are a major issue for the NSW Taxi Drivers Association which is concerned about driver earnings as much as taxi services to passengers whence drivers derive their earnings.
And there Miranda lies the answer. Trains and buses must run until 4am during the Xmas season to get people home. Then the taxis can cope with the "mopping up" and the other fares.
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