Taxi drivers leaving meter running while also receiving new $10 ‘lifting fee’ for disabled passengers

Mile Kemp | Advertiser DISABLED taxi passengers are being ripped off by drivers who are keeping meters running while also collecting a new $10 "lifting fee". The lifting fee introduced this month was itself designed to stop rorting, after Access...

Confusion over the Access Cabs lifting fee

Matthew Pantelis: Starting off this hour on the issue of double dipping taxi fees for the disabled. It seems that disabled taxi passengers who are calling those special cabs to come and collect them are being overcharged by drivers who...

Disabled hit twice by taxi fees rort

DISABLED taxi passengers are being ripped off by drivers who are keeping meters running while also collecting a new $10 "lifting fee". The lifting fee introduced this month was itself designed to stop rorting, after Access Cab drivers were caught...

On the Move or Standing Still?

Finding enough money to help people with disabilities and their transport providers is proving to be a challenge, writes JENNIFER HULLICK |Sunday Mail As people aged 18 years and over in South Australia begin to make the transition to the...

Cabbies to get $10 wheelchair bonus

Matt Smith | Advertiser CAB drivers who take passengers in wheelchairs will be paid a $10 "lifting fee" by the State Government to reduce the temptation to start the meter and then dither while loading them. The fee, to take effect today, means drivers can no...

Channel 2 News – Lifting Fee Stop Work Meet

Cab drivers hold another protest over issues with Access Taxis

Cab drivers have held another protest in Adelaide today, this time over issues with Access Taxis and a delay in implanting a $10 lifting fee. The taxi industry says the government subsidy was promised last year in place of drivers...

Not fare! Cabbies set to strike

Miles Kemp | Adelaide Advertiser HUNDREDS of disabled access cab users will be stranded when drivers stop work next Tuesday over a dispute with the State Government. The drivers were promised a $10 so-called "lifting fee" to replace a system...