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View Poll Results: Do you think the rise in flag down rate for newer taxis are justifiable?
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Old 23-Oct-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Higher flag-down rates for newer taxis in Singapore

Some say it's due to the higher COEs while others say it's due to caps placed on number of new taxis...

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From 25 October, SMRT will start to gradually introduce 600 new Toyota Prius taxis on Singapore roads but at a higher flag-down rate of $3.80.

The Toyota Prius taxis will be offered by Prime Taxi and Premier Taxi with flag-down rates starting at $3.50 and $3.70 respectively.

According to SMRT’s press release, the Toyota Prius taxis, which are hybrid electric cars, will now account for about one-fifth of SMRT’s total fleet of more than 3,500 taxis.

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SMRT also raised the flag down rates for their Hyundai Azera taxis by $0.20 to $3.80 starting 22 October.



SMRT is not alone in increasing prices.

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ComfortDelgro, the largest taxi operator in Singapore, recently introduced Hyundai i40 taxis with an increased flag down rate of $3.70 from $3.20 compared to its predecessor, the Hyundai Sonata taxis, last month.

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A few weeks ago, Trans-Cab also introduced a new fleet of Renault Latitude taxis at an increased price of $3.90, which is $0.30 higher than their Chevrolet Epica taxis which are of a similar size.
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Old 23-Oct-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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So by this logic, they should lower the prices cos COE dropped today...

And when the cars get older, they lower the flag-down rates?
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Old 24-Oct-2013, 09:25 AM   #3
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I always try to avoid those white merc... now I have to avoid these too?

The meter charges alraedy increased so much, especially during peak hours
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Old 25-Oct-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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Probably only the taxi uncles will think it's justifiable
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Old 28-Oct-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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So by this logic, they should lower the prices cos COE dropped today...

And when the cars get older, they lower the flag-down rates?
I doubt they would lower the flag-down rates later on, at least, it wasn't mentioned in the news.
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