INDUSTRY UPDATES

JUNE 2020

WE NOW DELIVER ONLINE TRAINING TO BECOME A TAXI DRIVER IN NSW

The NSW Taxi Council has now started delivering online driver onboarding to ensure applicants can complete the onboarding process in a timely and efficient manner with the social distancing guidelines currently in place. Drivers can now be trained in the comfort of their own homes via delivery of Online Training via Zoom.

POINT TO POINT TRANSPORT VEHICLE SANITISATION STATION

The first Sanitisation Station Program for Regional/Country NSW was opened on Tuesday 19th May 2020 in Dubbo.

The Sanitisation Station has been set up at Dubbo Buslines and will service all Point to Point vehicles in Dubbo and surrounding areas.

The President of the Country Taxis Operator Association, Mr Geoff Ferris said, “This was a great opportunity for the Dubbo Region to offer this service, to re-assure the local community that ongoing cleaning practices were in place in order to protect passengers and drivers from COVID-19”.

An official media announcement event was held on Wednesday 20th May 2020, with Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, together with Local Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders also in attendance.

For more information on Sanitisation Stations in NSW, click here.

NO TAXI LICENCES IN NSW FOR 2020/21

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) recently made a determination about the number of Taxi licences to be issued in the year commencing on 1 July 2020. They determined that:

  • Zero taxi licences to be issued for Sydney (the Metropolitan Transport District)

  • Zero taxi licences to be issued for areas of NSW outside the Metropolitan Transport District

Due to the already significant economic impacts of COVD-19 travel restrictions and social isolation measures, and the uncertainty of further impacts as the situation evolves, TfNSW considers it is not appropriate to issue additional taxi licences for 2020/21.

 

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