OPINION: Solve Singapore’s taxi problem by part time scheme

Yahoo! News Singapore, 20 Dec 2012
Our problem is that we have too many relaxed taxi drivers so that the commuters are finding it a problem to get taxi especially in rush and odd hours. We cannot say they are lazy. The new term is work life balance . The truth is that Singapore has more taxis than Hong Kong , more taxis per capita than New York but the shortage of taxis seems to be more severe here.
Of course we know the true reason -- our taxis usually run one shift. When it is raining, taxis rest at coffee shops. This is perfectly OK as this is their freedom of choice and taxi companies have not much to say since they are only collecting rent for their investment. However it means that a lot of our taxis are actually working part time.
Thus a simple solution is to let more people work part time. Full story