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Is this privatization truly in the public interest?

Nov 3, 2023 | News

It’s no secret that Uber paid to have the taxi rank removed from in front of the Melbourne International terminal. What’s also known is that the only taxi ranks are located in the car park of terminal 4 and at the far end of terminal 1. These taxi ranks couldn’t be any further from the traveling public, especially for those in need of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
It appears that Melbourne Airport is engaged in a commercial arrangement with Uber, providing them a clear advantage. There are three signs in terminal 3, but not a single mention of taxis or where passengers could find one. Upon leaving the international terminal and terminal 3, there’s no visible sign of a taxi rank.
Taxis provide a crucial community service; they are an integral part of Victoria’s public transport system and are the sole providers of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Is this privatization truly in the public interest?

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