Why It Matters: Third-party taxi apps and regulation

Third-party taxi apps have caused much debate, but Singapore has not yet adopted a protectionist stance against them.
Third-party taxi apps have caused much debate, but Singapore has not yet adopted a protectionist stance against them.PHOTO: ST FILE

Third-party taxi apps have caused much debate lately. Singapore has not yet adopted a protectionist stance against taxi apps though. 

The Straits Times' senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan tells digital news editor Ernest Luis what lies at the crux of this debate - having more consumer choices, levelling of the playing field, and the possibility of regulation.

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