It is essential that we get the implementation right on the Open Taxi Rank System- Sowane

It is essential that we get the implementation right on the Open Taxi Rank System- Sowane

By Iva Danford
Wednesday 11/08/2021
[Image: File Photo]

Land Transport Authority of Fiji Board Chairman, James Sowane says as the "Open Taxi Rank System" changes the rules regarding the operation of taxi stands, it is essential that they get the implementation right.

Sowane says this is why they will be reaching out in time to other stakeholders and subject matter specialists, including industry representatives and associations to ensure maximum efficacy and to avoid any potential issues which may arise.

He says ongoing consultations are key during this transition phase to ensure that this significant change is implemented efficiently

The Committee which was Chaired by Board Director Richard Breen and Director Kamal Prasad as member, met with relevant government stakeholders, including LTA Management, the Fiji Roads Authority, the Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade Tourism and Transport.

The date of when the implementation of the Open Rank System begins will be announced by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade Tourism and Transport within the next 2 months.

LTA reminds taxi operators and drivers that all existing laws still apply, and all taxi operators are to continue to comply with their respective PSV Permit conditions for the time being.



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