Apparently, the taxi situation has gotten so bad that it attracted the attention of the mainstream media. Additionally, with my own personal experiences, even services offered by car-sharing companies are getting harder to use, as more and more people use the services.
Instead of blaming the drivers or the car-sharing companies, we should focus on ensuring that we are not over-regulating, and allow a healthy alternative to the taxi system in Singapore. One of the drivers in the article mentioned using the bus lanes during peak hours, which I think is a good idea. Another one was complaining about the 250km per day requirement, which is rather on the high end in my opinion – perhaps it can be reduced to 150km. Also, we should bring back the yellow-top taxi scheme to compete with Uber and GrabTaxi.
Car-sharing companies should be more regulated, though. Ensuring that a crime doesn’t occur, and bad eggs taking advantage of loopholes or grey areas of their services needs to be done, as they are privately-operated, and we need to have a guarantee of service.