The Canberra Times informs us of dire threats and imprecations to the taxi industry coming from John Hargreaves who is promising to keep releasing taxi licences until we finally get a decent service.
The taxi lobby reply with all manner of bollocks about how everyone whinges about taxis wherever they are.
Sadly for them most of us have travelled to other cities and we know that Canberra is the absolute pits for taxis.
Beating up on hated taxi services is popular because the taxis have been taking advantage of us for years and we know it.
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Steve Pratt is leaping to their defence in his typically noble habit of taking the wrong side of any issue.
With average fares heading up over $30 it’s hardly unreasonable to ask for some service, and maybe a call on approach?
UPDATED Mr. Hargreaves has now put out a more conciliatory media release suggesting the Canberra Taxi Industry Association should try joining the Taxi Industry Advisory Group.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Steve Pratt’s courageous defence of Canberra’s loathed taxi industry is now available as a media release niggling at consulatation.