NSW taxi reforms allow mobile apps such as Uber, goCatch and ingogo
BUSINESS REVIEW WEEKLY | PUBLISHED 09 APRIL
The NSW government will allow consumers to use mobile applications such as Uber, goCatch and ingogo to book taxis for the first time under proposed changes to the state’s taxi laws.
State Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says changes to passenger transport laws to be introduced in state Parliament this year would remove the legal grey area which third-party booking apps have been operating under to date. “We have already seen how real-time information on mobile phone apps has completely changed the customer experience on other modes of public transport, and it is time to modernise this out-dated taxi-booking process,” she says in a statement.