Multiple hire, as opposed to single hire of taxi cabs is a concept often propounded by the community as desirable, yet seldom acknowledged by the taxi industry as practicable. Multiple hire is frequently claimed to have the following potential impacts: 1) an easing of existing under-supply of taxi-cab services, where and when this occurs; 2) a decrease in the cost of travel by taxi-cab thereby both improving the potential to satisfy latent demand and reducing the cost to those currently using taxi-cab transport; 3) an increase in vehicle occupancy, with consequent benefits of reduced congestion, increased efficiency and so on. This paper reports an investigation of the general desirability of introducing multiple hire of taxi-cabs to Australian cities. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Australian Transport Research Forum. Forum Papers. Fourth Annual Meeting 24-26 MAy 1978, Perth, Australia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Australia Director General of Transport

    68 St. Georges TCE
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 

    Director General of Transport Western Australia

    68 St Georges Terrace
    Perth, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Maclean, S
    • SEGAL, L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM