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Taxi association hopes cab firms will agree to new renting scheme that aims to boost service levels

Published on Mar 29, 2014 3:32 PM
 
The National Taxi Association (NTA) and e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) jointly organises its first Share-a-Taxi workshop with strong support from the Land Authority Transport and various taxi operators. The NTA hopes to get taxi firms to agree to a new cab renting system that will assign two drivers to one vehicle. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The National Taxi Association (NTA) hopes to get taxi firms to agree to a new cab renting system that will assign two drivers to one vehicle.

This means hirers need not look for their own relief drivers which can be a problem.

The proposed new arrangement will see the hirer and relief driver both enter an agreement with an operator.

The initiative is one of several that the NTA has embarked on in its bid to make it easier for taxi drivers to find relief drivers. Another is a workshop held Saturday morning at the Employment and Employability Institute at Jurong East to encourage drivers to co-share and educate new taxi license holders about the industry.

 
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