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The Uber ban is very restrictive of trade and anti competitive, it’s called competition and demand for Uber is very much focused on customer sentiment around taxis such as poor customer service, reliability and price gouging their monopoly


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Tell someone that cares. Tuff!
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busdriver12 wrote:Uber is a reflection of market demands and demonstrates that people will no longer tolerate being gouged by taxis.
TP1462 wrote:The Uber ban is very restrictive of trade and anti competitive, it’s called competition and demand for Uber is very much focused on customer sentiment around taxis such as poor customer service, reliability and price gouging their monopoly
I've acknowledged in the past that Uber meets a demand. As I've also acknowledged, a significant part of this was caused by Government regulation, not the Taxi industry (although their attitude, perceiving they held a monopoly didn't help). The costs of running a Taxi as opposed to doing the odd job for Uber (or any other ride-sharing service) are astronomical.

The way Uber were 'legitimised' by the previous State Government was only a halfway solution. Reform of the entire industry is needed. I can't see that happening anytime soon, though.
busdriver12 wrote:That's a tad harsh too. There are plenty of areas in Perth that are in the middle of nowhere and are only serviced by either 5 or 6 day a week services, or very low frequency Sunday/Public holiday services. This makes a car journey (by whatever means) the only option to get to the public transport network. A good example is my area, Byford.
I'll give you that one! :D

Encouraging the use of Park & Ride facilities (including car-pooling, Taxis, Uber, whatever) would be suitable in areas where density is too low to support particularly frequent bus services. What you quoted was more querying why anyone would ride a Taxi, Uber or otherwise from "The Stix" all the way to the Stadium when it would be cheaper to use public transport for at least part of the journey. I suspect banning Uber in particular would be a financial deterrent, given the high costs of using a Taxi. It seems the idea is to push people towards using public transport.

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There is a fair answer to this and that's to ban taxis as well, except for special needs passengers.

If there are too many taxis (and/or ubers) demanded, there could also be a danger that access for buses may become congested. I agree that the policy should be to use the taxi only to and from the nearest station or bus stop, not to the stadium itself.

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At least taxis are readily distinguishable from cars and are readily available on sight, even more so than buses.
I think that qualifies them as public transport.
Uber are not open to all in the same capacity. In fact, Uber are in a position to block undesirable people from their platform (which they don't exercise enough by the sounds of things -another matter there!).
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Swift wrote:Sounds suspiciously like he drives or has friends driving part time for Uber to be so eager to jump to the defence of this startup.
As you know nothing about me or what I am/am not thinking, I suggest that without any proof of your assertion, you retract this statement.

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http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-lif ... 2b1f52fc10

Looks like transport got a good panning on Transperth's Facebook page - lots of problems. Let's hope Transperth gets up the learning curve quickly.

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Merc1107 wrote: Good. Uber is an unregulated nuisance and the presence of their drivers would only cause additional chaos around the Stadium during events.
That's a narrow minded view. If congestion was the real issue, taxis would be banned too with the exception of disabled taxi for passengers with genuine accessibility needs. Uber is a reflection of market demands and demonstrates that people will no longer tolerate being gouged by taxis.
Sounds like the language a driver would use to me.
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tonyp wrote:http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-lif ... 2b1f52fc10

Looks like transport got a good panning on Transperth's Facebook page - lots of problems. Let's hope Transperth gets up the learning curve quickly.
Isolated problems though. Overall it seemed to go pretty well. Some bus overcrowding and issues with Armadale bound trains though. Of course refinement will be easy to make from the data they got from this event.

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Mr OC Benz wrote: Isolated problems though. Overall it seemed to go pretty well. Some bus overcrowding and issues with Armadale bound trains though. Of course refinement will be easy to make from the data they got from this event.
There are bound to be a few little teething problems with such a big project. I'm confident that Transperth will master it with their usual aplomb. All the buses serving at events should be artics.

One little issue that comes out of comments is that after all the spectators are whisked away, the staff who have to stay behind to clean up and close down have no public transport on which to leave themselves! Nor is there any means of visiting on non event days (or people who work there throughout?). One wouldn't want to slow down the Armidale line by having a permanent stop there, but maybe a bus link to Burswood and/or Victoria Park transfer station? A couple of comments also asked where Ubers could drop off and pick up. I guess the answer to that is the nearest station.

I like the nickname that's emerged for the stadium - the craypot. :lol:
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tonyp wrote:All the buses serving at events should be artics.
Not sure on the future, but for now, it sounds like that will not be happening.

Also not sure on how they plan to monitor patronage on the routes, as the public transport for ticket holders is free on the day of the event, and I haven't heard anything about head-counts being done. I guess billing information might be used to roughly calculate where the patrons are likely to originate?

Regarding bus transport after hours, it seems the bus station itself cannot necessarily be used for that purpose, as it functions as a car-park after-hours. :?

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Merc1107 wrote:
Also not sure on how they plan to monitor patronage on the routes, as the public transport for ticket holders is free on the day of the event, and I haven't heard anything about head-counts being done. I guess billing information might be used to roughly calculate where the patrons are likely to originate?
I believe that special event transport in Sydney is programmed on this basis.
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I understand that they count CAT patronage by counters at doors and surveys.
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From June 30, all weekend services on the Armadale line (but not the Thornlie line) will service Perth Stadium to encourage tourism and use of the facilities: https://optusstadium.com.au/trains-to-s ... -weekends/

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