The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that they have agreed to extend the operation of London cabs for another year. Originally, SMRT Taxis had announced that they are phasing out its fleet of London cabs when their license expires next year.
However complains from the Singapore public, mostly from handicapped people, has put pressure on LTA to allow the London cabs to continue operations. Wheelchair-bound people who rely on London cabs to commute are cheering the latest decision from LTA.
Personally, I’m all for the decision. Although I have never taken a London cab before, having them around is an option which is good for the public, especially handicapped people. However, it was stated that the extension for the London cabs is only for 1 year.
That is too short. I think LTA need to extend the license for longer than a year because when the extension period ends in 2013, handicapped people will again face the same problem as they do now. A longer extension would be in the interest of everyone.