The flag down rate ranges from S.00 to S.00 (depending on the type of taxi). Please check with the driver or taxi company on the surcharge and ask for a receipt at the end of the trip. 7am to 9.30am and 5pm to 11pm on weekdays), rainy days or festive seasons, demand for taxis rises. Please check with the taxi companies or limousine counters on the rates when you book a limousine taxi service.
Confirming market talk that has been circulating for weeks now, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) told The Straits Times: ‘LTA received an application for the taxi operator’s licence recently, and we are currently evaluating the application.’ The authority would not reveal the identity of the applicant, but The Straits Times understands that the applicant is Tiong Asia Marine, a small company that repairs, paints and cleans boilers for the shipping industry.
Since the Singapore taxi industry was liberalised in 2003, four newcomers have entered the fray to join incumbents Comfor Del Gro (Comfort Taxi and City Cab) and SMRT Corp (SMRT Taxis).
Comfor Del Gro said Q3’s overseas turnover accounted for 42.2 per cent of total group turnover, down from nearly 48 per cent a year ago, with the long-stated goal to derive half of group revenue from abroad facing a speed hump in the form of a depreciating British pound.
Otherwise, the group said Q3’s group operating profit was 50 per cent higher compared with Q2 due to improvements across all businesses.
The land transport giant reported growth in bus and rail readership, taxi hired-out rates, vehicle inspections and driving school enrolment but the translation effect of the weaker currencies of the UK and Australia weighed down these positive factors.
Q3 operating expenses rose 8.2 per cent to 3.6 million due mainly to increases in fuel and electricity costs, purchases of diesel for resale, provision of accident insurance claims, payment for credit and Nets card transactions, and diesel subsidies.Only to anywhere.” An investigation by The Sunday Times showed that taxi touts are back to muscle in on the tourist dollar, following unprecedented visitor arrivals to Singapore. By Ng Kai Ling & Maria Almenoar, Straits Times TAXI passengers headed for Johor Baru are happy that they will soon be able to hail any of 200 authorised cabs anywhere in Singapore for that ride across the border.Similarly, a taxi rider in JB will be able to hop into any of 200 licensed Malaysian cabs for the journey back to Singapore.The peak phases will also comprise weekends and Holidays.Read more about Comfort Delgro revising Taxi Fare Structure..By Elizabeth Soh, The Sunday Times He looks like any other airport greeter, holding a placard with a name.