Uber so popular taxi rank may go

UBER is denting traditional taxis’ customer numbers so much it might see the taxi rank in Leederville removed.

A Vincent council report says “the taxi industry is currently in a state of flux” with services like Uber and now Shofer chomping into the market.

They’re not allowed to use the taxi bay and with so many people Ubering (especially young app-happy Leederville types) the taxi rank might be obsolete, the report finds.

“It is now very difficult to obtain a unified industry view of the need and location of the Leederville Taxi Rank,” the report says.

The Taxi Industry Forum WA is dead against any removal of the rank, and the whole problem will be considered when Vincent draws up its Leederville Town Centre place plan.

by DAVID BELL

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