Oh please. Taxi operators have taken the travelling public for …

Comment on Uber: Who will win? by Morgan Hitchcock.

Oh please. Taxi operators have taken the travelling public for granted for years. While I agree that fares and GST should be paid correctly the Uber platform is excellent for its use, ability and flexibility to meet changes in demand.
These days the equipment in a cab can be replaced by an iPhone and some software, I was just driven to the Canberra Railway station in a brand new Subaru with a courteous driver. I have a photo, registration and number plate in my email.
He has a 4.8 out of five satisfaction rating, I would choose Uber over a cab most times for this reason.
When I summoned him I could see him coming through the app and the fare was automatically charged to my credit card. Like most drivers he offered me a cold bottled water.
Fix the fares, make them pay GST but bring it on for the NT.

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