The commission's powers are derived from the Public Land Transport Act of which was passed at the same time. The Public Land Transport Act was gazetted on 3 June , making it the official day of establishment of the Commission. SPAD has its own enforcement officers. Their powers to carry out enforcement work are derived from the Public Land Transport Act The duties of SPAD enforcement officers include inspection of public transport and freight vehicles to ensure that they are road worthy, and have valid licenses and other documents; inspection of drivers, conductors and co-drivers to ensure that they are fit; inspection of travel tickets; and the clamping down on touting and soliciting.
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Underpinned by four 4 key principles: leveraging on technology, encouraging healthy competition, creating a level playing field for the taxi industry and providing equitable opportunities to taxi drivers, the TITP will comprise of eleven 11 programmes. The reforms approved by the Government points to a clear way forward for the Malaysian taxi industry to evolve towards a more sustainable future by being responsive to market forces.
At the same time, regulations will also be imposed on e-hailing companies and drivers to ensure that legitimate policy objectives like compulsory insurance coverage and safety requirements.
SPAD will also lift the freeze on the issuance of individual taxi licenses under the metered taxi class and hire cars kereta sewa. In addition, the Government has approved a cash grant of RM to help taxi drivers exiting the rental pajak model to purchase new cars.
Despite the challenges of rolling out the TITP that addresses competing dynamics within the taxi ecosystem, SPAD is optimistic that in the long run, the reforms will lead to a more viable and customer-friendly taxi industry. SPAD is also working with related agencies towards reducing regulatory burden and cost where possible to create a more open taxi industry.
For a start, SPAD will liberalise the vehicle model choice to enable taxi drivers to afford more competitively priced cars. Click here to download the file. Skip to main content. Tuesday, 16 August Vehicles providing e-hailing services will also be required to comply with compulsory road worthiness inspections. In the interim phase, all authorised e-hailing companies and drivers will be required to undergo a mandatory registration exercise with SPAD. This will help accelerate the replacement of ageing vehicles and more importantly reduce cost structure for taxi drivers and operators.
Some of the proposed standardisation features include a rent-free day for PUSPAKOM inspection, annual and sick leave, first party vehicle insurance and deposit refund at the end of the contract. Impose stringent pre-screening processes SPAD will improve Taxi Drivers Quality and Conduct by including a new set of stringent screening processes on taxi and e-hailing drivers.
This will include health checks, criminal records, traffic offences and violations of SPADs Operating Licence conditions. Rationalise metered fare structure The fare structure for TEKS1M will be rationalised to apply the current budget fare. Existing TEKS1M fleets will have the option of remaining at the present fare structure until the expiry of the vehicle age limit.
Rationalise zonal fare Zonal fare will be replaced by a distance based calculation to ensure consistency and fairness to taxi drivers at terminals and airports. They will have the option of applying a dynamic pricing structure which allows them to use the meter for street-hails and e-hailing fare should they provide e-hailing services. Contact Us.
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