New plates release 'will drive cabbies to wall' so say the owners
Drivers,not owners will tell you that booking a cab means nothing, and does not mean you will get one.
Then drivers tell you that the only way of guaranteeing a cab is to book Silver Service(part of the same company) for a booking fee of $12.50.
Owner drivers are a rarity, multiple cabs are owned by one person, they pay drivers a pittance and then complain when the gov't releases new plates.
The service in the ACT is atrocious particularly for the disabled who sometimes wait hours for a cab.
The government should ensure that ownership of cabs cannot be monopolised by a few.
There is also to be a system that links further releases of taxi licences to the city's population growth.