Call to free up taxi limitations


Taxi booking innovator GoCatch has supported a State Government review of the industry calling for the removal of “expensive” regulation and the freeing up of types of vehicles allowed to operate as taxis and chauffeured GoCatch – an app that allows passengers to book directly with taxi drivers – is used by about 900 taxi drivers in Adelaide, allowing them to take bookings outside the normal taxi network systems.

The company’s Sydney-based CEO, University of Adelaide graduate Ned Moorfield, said he welcome the wholesale review, exclusively reported by InDaily last week.

He said taxis were one of the least customer-focused industries in Australia and a shake-up was needed.

Moorfield was particularly critical of South Australian regulation, which he said imposed unnecessary costs that were passed on to customers.