Chief Stanhope is announcing yet another review of the taxi industry.
- Commencing in August 2009, the review will include an assessment of the supply of standard and wheelchair accessible taxi (WAT) licences; fare structures; and the level of industry regulation.
“Canberrans and visitors to our city deserve to have reasonable access to taxi services that meet their needs,” Mr Stanhope said. “This review will consider the difficulties faced by some operators and suggest a way forward to improve taxi services in the ACT.”
The main focus of the media release is on wheelchair accessible taxi (WAT) licences.
Maybe we need to examine whether asking the private taxi industry to provided transport access to the disabled is actually a smart thing to do.
Or should it be run as a government service?
UPDATED: The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is congratulating herself apparently the “action” of holding another review is the electric response of a Government with a green blowtorch to its belly.