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While uber talk 100,000 customers per YEAR, taxis transport over 250,000 customers per DAY in QLD alone

Perspective needed in uber (so-called) “popularity” Queensland’s peak taxi body has called on politicians and regulators to keep perspective when talking about the popularity of illegal taxi services. Taxi Council Queensland (TCQ) CEO Benjamin Wash said he supported comments from Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday calling for a level playing field across the taxi industry. However he is concerned by some comments from politicians and journalists that the illegal taxi service was “incredibly popular”, stating that the figures showed “Queenslanders overwhelmingly don’t want private taxis that ignore safety regulations”. “While uber talk about their 150,000 customers, the Queensland taxi industry has 110 million customers.” “By their own figures – which are likely inflated and cannot be proved, uber transports around 0.13 per cent of the amount of customers wh...

Full article: http://www.tcq.org.au/tcq-media/perspective-needed-in-ube...

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