No sign of it online but we hear on the wireless that a Queanbeyan outfit has won the right to offer a competing taxi service in Canberra!
Cue riotous rejoicing throughout the Territory! Canberra Cabs you can take your crappy service and stick it where the lighting is minimal.
Thank god for John Hargreaves’ great need to take taxis himself.
UPDATE: The ABC now has a story online. Salient details include:
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– To be called CabXpress (I think in my phone I shall just call it “Taxi”)
– Human operators, different booking system to the chiselers at Canberra Cabs
– 60 cars
– On the road in about eight weeks (end of March?)
If anyone of our dear readers knows anyone involved with this mob could they send us some contact details please or pass this on? We’d love to talk to them. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Another Update They have a website shame about the typos but who are we to judge?
By using our online system, you will have so much more control over your bookings that you have never seen before.
(either that or the cabbies are writing the copy for the site)
ANOTHER UPDATE: The ABC reports that Canberra Cabs Mark Bramston says he isn’t worried by losing his monopoly. He also says we’ll choose his stupid computer over talking to a human so take it with a grain of salt.