Simon Corbell has announced he’d releasing licenses for independent taxis in the ACT.
The ACT Government will begin a new trial to allow up to 25 taxis to operate independently without affiliation to Canberra’s two taxi networks, making it possible for taxi operators to offer a broader range of services to Canberrans, Attorney General, Simon Corbell announced today.
Mr Corbell said the trial, which will start early next year, was a recommendation of a recent review of the ACT taxi industry and was considered to have the potential to improve the viability of standard taxis.
“A number of taxi operators made submissions to the review stating that taxi networks charged excessive fees but provided limited services in return, and the Government is keen to see if this trial will be successful in reducing costs for operators and enabling them to offer more innovative and improved services,” Mr Corbell said.
“It is essential to ensure that all Canberrans have access to a reliable, high quality taxi network, and especially those who have special needs, like physical disabilities or out of hours transport requirements.