A message from our managing director:
With 2019 well underway, we appreciate your support as we continue to invest in our operations to bring you the best in service, quality and solutions for your ground transport requirements.
The Department of Transport for Western Australia has announced that the new Transport (Road Passenger Services) Act 2018 will have an impact on all on-demand transport providers.
The Act includes a mandatory Levy, which will be applied to the fare of all transport bookings for vehicles that seat less than 12 passengers. This includes Charter, Taxis’ and Uber.
The On-demand passenger transport Levy (the Levy) will fund the buyback of the Perth metropolitan taxi plates. The Levy is temporary.
The Levy will be 10% of every fare to a maximum of $10 per trip. It will commence on 1 April 2019 and is anticipated to be in place for four to five years. Therefore from this time, you will see an increase of 10% to all bookings to reflect the Levy.
The Levy will not be applicable to:
- Vehicles carrying 12 or more passengers
- Bookings for transport outside of Western Australia
- Bookings that begin or end outside the Perth metropolitan area including the Peel region.
We understand the impact and disruption that this government Levy may cause. Please be assured that we have made every effort to avoid being included as part of this Levy.
You can read more information about the Levy on the West Australian Department of Transport’s website.
Please contact me on 08 9365 9777 if you have any queries or if you would like to discuss this matter further.
Thank you again for your continuous support.
Managing Director for Hughes Limousines WA