The reporter learned from the briefing on taxi reform on December 18 that, Liupanshui has issued the Views on Further Improvement to Promote Healthy Development of Taxi (the "Views") to further the progress of taxi development.
Currently, there are 18 taxi enterprises in the city, with 1971 taxis and about 5000 employees. The taxi industry in Liupanshui has developed rapidly over the past several years and playing an important role to facilitate the traveling of people in this city. However, the taxi service cannot meet the requirements of the community as the city develops. For example, it is hard to take a taxi in some areas, some taxi drivers are not polite enough, or cannot meet the reasonable demands of passengers. To promote the healthy development of the taxi industry and take practical measures to guarantee the safety of passengers and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the people, Liupanshui issued the Views.
It was learned that, the Views consists of 22 articles in 6 parts of 1) reform of taxi management system, 2) taxi operation standard, 3) taxi price mechanism, 4) ride-hailing and carpooling standards, 5) establishment of favorable market, and 6) strengthened organizational foundation. Except for the instructions made by the national and provincial authorities about taxi reform, many reform measures about specifying the period of right to operate free of charge, implementing differentiated development of ride-hailing cars and traditional taxis, standardizing carpooling, and improving the mechanism to fight against illegal operation.
This reform will reasonably increase the supply, optimize the supply structure, and meet the people's requirements for quality, flexible and customized traveling. Meanwhile, measures are also taken to promote the industrial upgrading, regulate the ride-hailing sector, specify each party's rights and obligations, and guarantee the travel safety of the citizens.