Transport and Technical Services (TTS) is reminding the public that the closing date for anyone wishing to comment on the recommendations of the review of taxi regulations is 28 February 2014.
The Taxi Regulatory Reform – Recommendations went out for consultation in December 2013 and were compiled following extensive research and initial consultation with the taxi industry and other interested parties.
Tristen Dodd, Director of Transport for TTS said, “We are pleased with the quality and detail of the responses received from the industry, and I would like to encourage anyone with an interest in the subject to respond to the consultation to allow their views to be heard by the Minister.”
The policy reform proposals focus on improving the service to the customer. The Minister for TTS is proposing combining rank taxis and private hire into a single taxi system, with harmonized conditions and fares for customers. Additionally, quality standards are to be improved and the number of taxi licenses allowed to increase over a number of years. To avoid unnecessary disruption to this important public service and to its customers, these changes would be phased in and regularly reviewed during their introduction to ensure that a positive impact for the travelling public is achieved.
Anyone wishing to take part in the consultation can find the report and an accompanying video on www.gov.je/consult . Copies of the report are also available from the States Greffe Bookshop and from the South Hill offices at TTS. Comments should submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Taxi Review, Transport and Technical Services, PO Box 412, States Offices, South Hill, St Helier, JE4 8UY. The closing date is 28 February 2014.