Bad News For Uber And Taxi Passengers In Victoria
Taxi, Uber, and hire car passengers face a $2 fee per trip for at least eight years to help buy back taxi licences and overhaul the industry.
The Victorian Government announced the levy in September, as part of its plans to legalise the ride-booking industry while compensating taxi drivers for the loss of their taxi licences.
Taxi or ride-share operators will be charged the levy, and can pass costs to passengers however they like.
The Herald Sun have revealed that new laws will be introduced later this year to kickstart the reforms.
The $2 levy is set to be added to trips from 2018.
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Source: The Herald Sun