Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lime, Apple and GPS Taxis

Faruque Ahmed
P O Box – 349
Alexandria – 2015
Mobile: 041 091 4118
Email: union_faruque@...
Member of Parliament and Media Outlets

Mr. John Watkins
NSW Minister for Transport
Level 21, 227 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9268 2800Facsimile: (02) 9268 2900

Re: Lime, Apple and GPS Taxis

Dear Mr. Watkins,

A few famous, wealthy, well connected and powerful people appeared in the horizon earlier to revolutionise the NSW Taxi Industry. They also said that they will improve the disable taxi service! During the process poor cabbies got a few more bad publicities and eventually new found ‘messiahs’ have disappeared from the taxi industry while they left some debris behind them!

I therefore would like to request you to provide us with the following information at your earliest convenience to ensure openness, accountability and transparency in the NSW Taxi Industry.
1. How many taxi plates were issued to Lime, Apple and GPS taxis by the NSW Department of Transport and Government?
2. What were the terms and conditions of those taxis mentioned in question “1”?
3. What mechanisms are in place to ensure those taxis mentioned in “1” are adhering to prescribed terms and conditions?
4. Do you have any mechanisms available to ensure that these taxi companies/networks adhere to NSW Occupational Health and Safety Acts, provide a safe and efficient service to passengers and drivers?

With thanks
Sincerely yours

Faruque Ahmed
Thursday, 12 June 2008

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