With Canberra Cabs booking system finally reaching usability levels one would hope for (and the blessed SMS alert on approach!) Chief Minister Stanhope is talking to them today about wheelchair accessible taxis (WATs).
Mr Stanhope said the Government would consult further with WAT users as part of its major review of taxi services which was currently under way.
“The Government acknowledges there is a growing frustration among accessible taxi users, most particularly in relation to waiting times,” Mr Stanhope. “Today’s roundtable will have a particular focus on how the industry can improve standards and services for accessible taxi users and whether further regulation of the industry is needed.
“Waiting times, overall cab numbers and meeting demand in peak times will also be discussed.
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“The roundtable discussion will feed into the Government’s review of taxi services in the ACT, which will recommend ways to improve service levels while also maintaining the financial viability of drivers and operators.”
We wish him luck.