28 Apr '14, 5am

VTA response to ‘No tears shed for backward taxi industry’

The taxi industry is not 'protected' – it's regulated Posted on 28 Apr 2014 On 24 April Michael Pascoe wrote an article for the Age - 'No tears shed for backward taxi industry' . VTA CEO has responded to some of his claims with the following Letter to the Editor. Letter to the Editor The taxi industry is not 'protected' - it's regulated, in large part to ensure safety and efficiency for the public. Michael Pascoe has effectively endorsed the use of unsafe and unregulated taxi booking smart phone applications ('No tears shed for backward taxi industry', 24 April) claiming that the taxi industry is unnecessarily protected and therefore there are inefficiencies that add costs to consumers and reduce competition and innovation. This is an argument not supported by any empirical evidence. In fact, there is an abundance of evidence to the contrary. New dispatch services are not ...

Full article: http://www.victaxi.com.au/news-and-downloads/2014/4/28/th...

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