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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:22 am 
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One for 'unmet demand' specialists - this is Fife Council's interim assessment since the last Halcrow full SUD survey in 2014 8)

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The committee had earlier heard from Donald Jenks, civic government licensing enforcement officer with Fife Council, who revealed regular checks at taxi ranks and discussions with operators had taken place across the region to assess levels of demand.

That, he said, showed there had been no change to the level of demand for taxi services in Fife, and in fact suggested there had been an increase in the number of complaints about taxis “over-ranking”.

“I don’t think I’ve ever heard taxi drivers say they had been rushed off their feet,” he said.

“One indication of that is that you tend to find taxis queuing for customers rather than customers queuing for taxis these days.

“We have had an increase in the number of complaints about over-ranking, where taxis are queuing off the back of ranks.

“The taxi operators may say there’s not enough rank space, but another view might be that they are trying to gain the same business at the same time.”


Maybe why in Bell Street, St Andrews there's regularly 20 taxis trying to get on the 10 available spaces (see sign below), and where I've counted pushing 40 at times?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:57 pm 
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it's because Glenrothes might as well be a million miles away.

To me it is. 8-[

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 pm 
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“I don’t think I’ve ever heard taxi drivers say they had been rushed off their feet,” he said.

But they are still entitled to earn a living, and keep whatever living standards they have.

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