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Uber Rival GoCatch is hitting Potholes

ride share app GoCatch

Renowned business reporter Adele Ferguson’s article in The Age newspaper on January 21st 2017 highlights a systemic problem that ride share apps are facing. GoCatch enjoyed first mover advantage in the Australian market, investors and speculators all jumped on board early hoping the Go Catch would emulate Uber’s growth. Fast forward a few years later…

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Job Ads keep us Moving

Victorian Government Taxi Policy

According to a Herald Sun “Job ads keep us moving” article yesterday, public transport workers and taxi drivers are the fastest growing job ads on seek in Victoria. New data looked at which industries had the most opportunities and showed strong job ad growth on SEEK in the past 12 months. Public transport and taxi…

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Taxi Travel to and from Melbourne Airport

Taxi Travel to and from Melbourne Airport 0

Melbourne, Victoria is serviced by two airports, one located at Tullamarine, 22.6 kilometres North East of Melbourne and the other Avalon airport 56.4 kilometres West of Melbourne. In most cases flights originate and land at Melbourne Airport (MEL). The airport is serviced by many modes of transport, the most efficient for point to point travel…

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TaxiLink vs Uber

Taxi Melbourne Airport

2016 has been an interesting and challenging year for the taxi industry throughout Australia. Rules, regulations and excessive barriers to entry have been eliminated. Competition is welcome and needed in all industries; it creates innovation and delivers value to customers. Inherent risks also present themselves when you move from a strictly enforced regulated market to…

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Latest Update on New Rules and Regulations for Melbourne Taxi Industry

New Taxi Rules and Regulations

Latest Update on New Taxi Rules and Regulations for Melbourne Taxi Industry: TaxiLink is recognised as an industry leader and as such holds a position on the Stakeholders Reference Group (SRG). This group consists of industry participants including members of the Taxi Services Commission and the group generally meets every quarter to discuss industry issues.…

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Melbourne’s Best Taxi Drivers

Melbourne’s Best Taxi Drivers

The festive season is upon us and the demand for taxi services in Melbourne will peak between now and Xmas. With alternative options available for the travelling public we the Taxi industry must focus on delivering the most professional and reliable service. The public is looking for a clean reliable car with a clean and…

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Victorian Government Announces Changes with Taxi Policy

Victorian Government Taxi Policy

The Daniel Andrews led Victorian Government Announced further changes to the Taxi Policy last week, you can view the media release here It is encouraging to see that the government has made some changes to its policy in relation to the compulsory acquisition of Taxi licences and the destruction of the Taxi Industry. These changes…

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How do I book a Melbourne Taxi?

Melbourne taxi dome light

How do I book a Melbourne Taxi? Melbourne Taxis are clearly identifiable with the majority of Taxis yellow in colour and all Taxis have a dome light as pictured above. When the Taxi is Vacant the dome light is illuminated making it easy to see a vacant taxi approaching. When the taxi cab meter is…

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Do you want to start driving a Taxi?

TaxiLink is Melbourne’s premier Taxi Company and is always looking for new drivers. Drivers enter the taxi driving industry for many reasons: • Supplement your Income • Pay off your Mortgage • Pay off your credit card • Meet interesting people • Get to know Melbourne • Career drivers • Transition into your own taxi…

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Are Taxi Fares too High?

Getting around Melbourne is not too dissimilar to moving around any large capital city. Because the grid-like system cities like Manhattan have highly efficient commuter trains – the ‘subway’ as it is known. Travelling is thus relatively cheap. Melbourne because of its large geographic area can often make taxi fares appear expensive, raising the question…

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