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More taxis needed. Why?

By Pandy - 15 September 2008 42

Today the Canberra Grimes reported that the ACT Government is looking to establish a shuttle between Canberra Airport, the Parliamentary Triangle and Civic. The proposed service would be operated by up to 10, 11-seat taxis which would be dedicated to airport work during the morning and evening peaks. Still to be overcome is approval for new fares to cover the transport and commissionaires at the airport.

I ask why waste money on this proposal that will probably cost $1 million and be used by a dozen public servants (not the pollies in their limos) when for $200 million you could link the airport to Parliament Triangle via light rail and double patronage compared to the taxis from the airport?

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zllauh 8:49 pm 27 Sep 15

i would say more taxis needed which would actually show up on time .

jube_V8Fairlane_235kw 9:33 am 17 Sep 08

ant, we have an airport shuttle – in fact, the current one operated by Deane’s buses is about the 5th or 6th incarnation of such in the last 20 years…..and so far every single one bar Deane’s has failed or bailed out due to lack of custom (see earlier comments for an explanation).

Granny, a decent minmum wage would be great for the drivers, and as much as it pains me to say it, it is unviable from an owner/employers perspective – it would drive each cab broke very quickly.

jakez, it is market driven and there are 2 call centres available: Aerial Consolidated Transport and CabXpress.

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