Monday, February 22, 2016

Should Taxis and Private Hire Be Separated Into Two Departments.

                    Taxi Identity Within TfL
      
AskPOB is conducting an independent survey to establish driver opinion on whether the Taxi Private Hire (TPH) department within Transport for London (TfL) should be separated into two departments. AskPOB is an impartial third party, working in collaboration with trade organisations and groups to understand how drivers would like licensed London taxi drivers represented within TfL.

Do you support the separation of the current Taxi and Private Hire department into two new departments?

Would you support a separate Taxi TfL roundal like the above?


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't realy see the point, we both do the same fu**ing job now, can't see a new sticker will make any difference

Sean Day said...

Although the demarcation between taxis and Private Hire has been blurred now is the best time to differentiate between the two services. I am inclined to say that although the job description is similar we differ in that we are the only legitimate alternative to the combined satnav swamp that swirls around clogging up London's streets.

Considering Uber has thrown everything including the kitchen sink at displacing this great metropolis' taxi service, yet spending $1 billion on marketing and a further $1 billion on lobbying, licensed taxis still carry around the lion share of the work then our reluctant authorities must recognise that our service is what people want.

After years of TfL promoting similarities between both industries, it's time we highlighted the differences, and believe me, there are differences

Anonymous said...

yes - definitely

should lnever have been allowed in the first place

Dizzy said...

Its too late. The damage is already done. Once you give out 100,000+ scab licenses... You can't take them back.

Go and look for another job!

Anonymous said...

I believe it should be segregated. This will help with the distinction and makes things more rigid as all the power of control will not be in the same hands.

Anonymous said...

The question itself is 10 years to late, but even if it was 2 separate departments both run by tfl what difference would that make..none is the answer.

Anonymous said...

Obviously we should be separate.

We are unique in that we are the only ones allowed to respond to an instant hail.

Oh hold on...

We are the only ones who use a meter.

Oh hold on...

Sadly that horse has well and truly bolted.

We have much bigger fish to fry now.

Anonymous said...

Taxi and private hire should be separate from TFL. London needs a PCO.

TFL have a clear conflict of interest, their raison d'etre is mass transit, shifting people on buses and tubes. They demonstrated this at the Olympics when taxis were completely excluded from the plans.

The former London Transport [when we could still form a compound noun and didn't use the dumbed down 'FOR'] were also regulated by the PCO, the regulated the become the regulator, yet they have yet to develop the culture or Institutional intellectual capacity to fulfil this far more demanding role.

Very few of their buses or drivers would pass any PCO test or inspection.

All the new Routemasters would be off the road until the duff batteries are sorted, and their emissions reduced.

We wouldn't see notices on trees warning incompetent and badly trained drivers of a ' Low Tree ', I think they mean overhanging tree.

We need a new disinterested apolitical PCO type regulator.

Anonymous said...

2 different departments with taxis outide tfls control. The met can run the taxi industry

Anonymous said...

Not a cabbie myself but from a family of londons finest. Unfortunately the MET that run the PCO no longer exists, like everything else standards that we once knew have been dumbed down. Looking at their recent record you could not trust them to run a bath.

Anonymous said...

The Met don't have coppers anymore; it's a dressing up game these days. Coppers used to refer to it as "The Job". These days it's called "The Blob". I watched a Met Training accademy documentary last year where they followed a complete moron through training - this plank couldn't find his arse with both hands, a real mummy's boy with no life experience at all. Guess what ? The blundering plank graduated !

The Met couldn't run a bath !

colin said...

My take is that Taxi & Ph should be removed from all local authorities,this would remove local political agenders,either police or a new national licensing authority with local variation's taken into account,with regional warrented enforcement officers & one director responsible for both camps so no bias.

But as we know its not gonna happen because google & uber are deep in government pockets,they want hackney gone with a new Ph set up so this can accomodate the driverless market,its all about the money??

Anonymous said...

I think we should get 200k Prius cars on the road fill them with slaves working for less than minimum wage and get rid of moaning black cabs and normal ph the general public won't care and Me and my mates will all get a kick back cheers yours sincerely B Johnson

Anonymous said...

Black cab industry is finished ..massive reduction in knowledge applications! within 2 years knowledge appearances will be a thing of the past , TFL are not going to continue paying examiners £35,000 plus to test pupils of a dying industry ...who on earth wants to spend 3-4 years studying for a career with so much uncertainty,you would need too be sectioned ...Don't be fooled this has been politically mulipilated with big business,the goal being driverless cars in our cities! Very suspicious about the size of some of these cycle lanes, looks ideal for driverless cars!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12.51 you could be on to something there