Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

$2.5 million funding scheme to train 4,000 taxi drivers over the next two years

Over the past few years, the taxi industry landscape has transformed exponentially. The recently-implemented Taxi Availability Standards means that taxi drivers are required to shoulder longer hours on the road. The widespread use of third-party taxi applications and other technology-based call booking systems also means that both taxi drivers and commuters now rely heavily on such matching services to improve matching of supply and demand. Thus, the demand for better services, as well as safer driving has become increasingly more critical. Working closely with the National Taxi Association (NTA), the Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability (e2i) will be supporting a new funding scheme which seeks to up-skill some 4,000 taxi drivers and raise the service standards for the taxi industry and inculcate safe driving amongst the drivers over the next two years. Various taxi o ...