SPAD: New taxi permit rules will not affect existing operators
KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — The new model for the development of the taxi industry will not affect existing taxi operators, said Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar.
He said the model was not to issue taxi permits to new taxi drivers but to target those taxi drivers who have been in the industry for a long time but still use the permits of companies.
“Not all taxi drivers want to get out of the existing system, but some feel they cannot pay rental through the existing system and it also causes them difficulties — this is the group we will focus on,” he said.
He said this at a press conference on the Klang Valley Taxi Drivers’ Open Day and the launch of the ‘TaxiMonger’ application, here, today.
On June 24, after launching the 1 Malaysia People’s Taxi (TRIMa), SPAD announced it was doing a study to improve the taxi service in the country.
Commenting on the TaxiMonger application, Syed Hamid (picture) said SPAD always supported quality service which would facilitate the use of public transport. — Bernama