MyTeksi support SPAD’s new regulations for safer public transportation (23.7.15)

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MyTeksi, a local internet-based taxi booking service, welcomes the Land Public Transport Commission’s (SPAD) proposal to review current public transport regulations to include third-party ride-hailing mobile applications.

“MyTeksi supports the review as timely and a progressive move that will provide a framework for all parties to operate and to meet the highest safety standards,” it said in a statement yesterday.

According to the statement, MyTeksi is willing to work in consultation with SPAD and other regulatory bodies for mutual objective of passenger safety and towards a better public transportation in Malaysia.

In its front page report today, theSun reported that SPAD is proposing several amendments to the Land Public Transport Act 2010, which among others would give the Commission authority to control mobile application (apps) companies as a medium for public transport services.

The amendment, expected to be tabled in Parliament in October this year, would include a provision to regulate mobile app providers who offer public and commercial transport, as well as delivery services.

The proposed move would also deal with future apps that facilitate car pooling or the charging of passengers using unlicensed vehicles. – Bernama

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New laws proposed to deal with Uber-like transport services (22.7.15)

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