Article

Changes to camera specifications

Nov 14, 2016
Revision of the taxi-cab camera specifications has been an ongoing project for some time.
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Article

Removal of taxi-cab vehicle specifications

Nov 14, 2016
In July 2016 the Taxi Services Commission made changes to taxi vehicle specifications. These changes were followed quickly by the Government’s reform announcement. This article seeks to ensure everyone in the industry is clear about the changes.
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Melbourne Airport access fee and rank fee

Nov 14, 2016
Earlier this year Melbourne Airport notified their intention to increase the Melbourne Airport access fee from $2.70 to $3.58 effective 1 November 2016.
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CEO Editorial

CEO ARTICLE

Nov 13, 2016
It is with some sadness that I must inform you that this will be my last Editorial for VicTaxi as I am stepping down as CEO of the Victorian Taxi Association (VTA). It has been an absolute pleasure working for the VTA and I very much appreciate the opportunities it has provided me with.
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Article

2016 VTA Annual Lunch

Nov 08, 2016
Registrations are open for the 2016 VTA Annual Lunch on Wednesday 7 December at the Colonial Brewing Co, 89 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, beginning at noon.
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Article

WAT licensing update - no change

Sep 22, 2016
It was without warning late last week that the TSC put information on their website making new annual WAT licences available for only $538.40. The VTA vigorously represented the severe impact of this decision and are pleased to report that we have received advice today that the Government have stepped back from this decision. There will be no short-term changes to WAT licensing.
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Article

What is ihail?

Sep 08, 2016
ihail is a new app now available for customers to hail a cab on their phone. It gives drivers access to more fares than ever before.
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Article

Introducing Eye and Ear on the Park

Sep 08, 2016
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s (the Eye and Ear) outpatient clinics and day surgery is now at a new site, Eye and Ear on the Park located on St Andrews Place in East Melbourne – the old Peter MacCallum Cancer Centres.
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Making Melbourne the most ‘Visitable’ city

Sep 08, 2016
Destination Melbourne, as Melbourne’s independent tourism organisation and the key driver of the Visitability message, focuses on these five pillars to help guide businesses and providers – including taxi drivers and operators – in their delivery and development of positive and valuable visitor experiences.
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Article

Parking and Stopping: What are the rules?

Sep 08, 2016
Picking up and dropping off passengers is business as usual for taxi drivers. But are you aware of what the road rules say about where to stop or park? In fact, what’s the difference between stopping and parking?
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