Taxis fare better than private-hire cars during pandemic in Singapore

Observers said taxi drivers, who are usually more experienced than private-hire ones, know where and when passenger demand is highest. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Compared with private-hire cars, taxis have been weathering the pandemic better, even if the future of cabs remains uncertain.

Ridership figures released recently by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) showed that point-to-point (P2P) ridership took a hit when Singapore implemented another round of tightened measures in May to address a surge in Covid-19 cases.

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