Authorised Taxi Inspection Station (ATIS) Quality Assurance (QA) Station Visits have been recently conducted in the Transport Districts. The Auditor focused on taxi-cab vehicle inspections conducted by the ATIS during June to August 2009 inclusive.
Apart from monitoring the ATIS Examiner compliance with prescribed standards the Auditor randomly cross-referenced ‘Repairs Needed’ on NSWTI (comfort and quality) and RTA e-Check (safety - mechanical) Inspection Reports. The purpose of which was to flag taxi operators that have a high percentage of ‘comfort and quality repairs’ and/or ‘mechanical repairs’ needed to their vehicles.
The Chart indicates a slow trend where an increasing percentage of taxi-cabs presented for ATIS Inspection in the Sydney – North, South and Newcastle areas; are ‘Passing’ First Inspection. This data suggests taxi operators in these areas have effective Vehicle Maintenance Plans and the quality of the Transport Districts’ fleets, are improving.
Conversely, the decrease in taxi-cabs presented for ATIS Inspection in Sydney-Central and Wollongong; ‘Passing’ First Inspection could suggest the quality of the fleet in these areas has declined. While interestingly Sydney-West numbers have remained static.
Dispatch System User Group Meetings
AUGUST 2012 The group meetings were coordinated by the NSW Taxi Council to address three primary concerns by WATS drivers:
1. The same job being offered multiple times.
2. Jobs being offered to WATS nowhere near the vicinity of the job.
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New WATS Facts Card for Drivers
AUGUST 2012 WATS drivers are reminded of their duties and responsibilities relating to the carriage, loading/unloading of passengers in wheelchairs and motorised mobility scooters.
The NSW Taxi Council has produced and issued a new WATS FACT... READ MORE