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Comfort Delgro feeling the heat

04/10/2017 Leave a comment

From what I know, and what I feel, the local cab companies are really starting to feel the heat from app-hailing companies like Uber and Grab. I saw this on a cab just a couple of days back. Before the entrance of Uber and Grab on the market, the local taxi companies here were adopting a “take it or leave it” attitude with everyone. And to add insult to injury, many of the taxi drivers were really being picky about who they picked. That all has changed. Taxi companies, as I said, are feeling the heat and lots of their cabs are not being rented. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of competition to shake up these big brother bastards.

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Surge pricing for taxis in Singapore

18/03/2017 Leave a comment

The powers-that-be approved the surge pricing model for taxis yesterday, trying to copy what Grabtaxi and Uber have been doing all this while. But I have my reservations about that. I remember every Friday, taxis would pick and choose customers. As I read in a report in TodayOnline:

With surge pricing, taxi drivers could spend less time plying the roads for customers and more time ferrying passengers matched to them through a mobile application. In contrast, the situation may be less rosy for commuters who are unwilling or unable to pay higher fares, as they could face the possible scenario of being ignored on the streets during peak hours, transport analysts said on Friday

I knew something like this would occur. That is why I was very happy when Grab and Uber came on the market. It gave those conniving taxi drivers a run for their money. And now those taxi fellas want to implement surge pricing because their livelihoods were threatened by ride-hailing apps. Well done you bunch of idiots. Well done.