ERP charges for Taxis

Can someone explain why a passenger in a taxi has to pay for ERP charges?

Why do ERP charges apply to taxis? Sure, those taxis are taking up space on the roads but at the same time they are limiting the amount of people that purchase cars, thus limiting the congestion on Singapore’s roads.

Aren’t taxis considered public transportation in Singapore?

(Note: The Taxicabs of Singapore Wikipedia entry needs to be updated for the rule change where people can’t stop a taxi anywhere on a public road).

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Milene on May 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I totally agree with you on that.

    Why don’t you lodge a complain, do it the Singaporean way. On the contrary, your say may make a difference (as supposed to the thousand and one complaints made by Singaporeans on the papers and other various mediums that hardly ever get addressed) since this is coming from an American!

    You know how the govt is… always scared to lose face to foreigners. So there you go Howard, COMPLAIN!!!

    The strike starts now. I shall mobilize my army.

    On a side note, in all honest opinion, I think you should try pitching for a talk back radio/ TV show! SERIOUSLY. I think you’ll do just fine (that’s a compliment btw, no cynicism intended).

    Or is Don and Drew already doing something like that?

    Reply

  2. Posted by Milene on May 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Oh! And before I forget, why in the world did you wiki Singapore cabs? You sure you’re not the one who started the entry?

    Reply

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