Taxi Liaison Group - 17/04/2012
At a MEETING of the TAXI LIAISON GROUP held at Dundee on 17th April, 2012.
DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES
Stuart GALLOWAY, Principal General Services Officer, Corporate Services Department
Brian WOODCOCK, Senior Solicitor, (Licensing), Corporate Services Department
Neil GELLATLY, City Development Department
Mark DEVINE, City Development Department
TAXI TRADE REPRESENTATIVES
Steve CASHLEY, Dundee 505050
Erik THORESEN, Dundee Hackney Association
Graeme STEPHEN, Dundee Taxi Association
Doug MARTIN, Tay Taxis
John CURRAN, Tele Taxis
Chris ELDER, Unite the Union
Stuart GALLOWAY, in the Chair.
I TAXI FARES - PROPOSED SIMPLIFICATION OF TAXI FARE STRUCTURE AND ANNUAL TAXI FARE INCREASE METHODOLOGY
Reference was made to Article II(b) of the minute of meeting of this Group held on 22nd March, 2012, wherein the report proposing simplification of taxi fare structure and annual taxi fare increase methodology was considered and recommendations were proposed. The Chair advised the Group that following consultation between the City Development Department and taxi meter companies, it had been realised that aspects of the recommendations in relation to fractional increases were not compatible with technical configurations of the meters and, in this respect, the report by the Head of Transportation had been referred back to the Group for further consideration.
There was submitted the original report by the Head of Transportation on the proposed simplification of taxi fare structure and annual taxi fare increase methodology. There was also tabled for consideration of the Group, figures on possible fare calculations for adoption in the City of Dundee by Dundee Taxi Association. Thereafter, having heard the Chair, the Head of Transportation in supplement to the report, and a representative of Dundee Taxi Association, in supplement to their submission, and consideration of the views of the Group and other Officers the Group, agreed to the amendment to relevant paragraphs of the report in light of the outcome of discussion and the common agreement to the proposals contained within the submission by the Dundee Taxi Association. The Group noted that the amended report would be submitted to the meeting of the Licensing Committee to be held on Monday, 23rd April, 2012.
Stuart GALLOWAY, Chair.