The Land Public Transport Commission is preparing to table the final working paper on Uber and Grab to the Cabinet later this year. The working paper has been submitted and reviewed by the Economic Planning Unit, which is the first stage of getting it submitted.
SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said, “As a protection to land public transport, we have to ensure that when the government makes a decision, there must be a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that should be fair. Hence, we present to the EPU several ideas and proposals that must be implemented if we are to accept the other players (GrabCar dan Uber) in this industry.”
Syed Hamid also said that the commission needs time to look into initiatives to be implemented for taxis operatives and the public.
SPAD has already submitted a proposal for e-hailing service to be legalised by the end of the year; and it is likely that this working paper is meant to outline the situation for the cabinet. More than 80-percent of the public prefers taking Uber or Grab over taxis, and this will likely move the proposal along.