No. S 918
Public Transport Council Act
Public Transport Council
(Street-hail Fare Pricing Policy)
Order 2020
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 23B(1) and (5) of the Public Transport Council Act, the Public Transport Council makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order is the Public Transport Council (Street-hail Fare Pricing Policy) Order 2020 and come into operation on 30 October 2020.
2.—(1)  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —
“basic unit charge” has the meaning in paragraph 6;
“boundaries of the Changi Airport” means the boundaries of the Changi Airport as declared in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (Changi Airport) Notification 2009 (G.N. No. S 293/2009);
“boundaries of the Seletar Airport” means the boundaries as declared in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (Seletar Airport) Notification 2009 (G.N. No. S 294/2009);
“distance rate” means a fixed amount payable per distance as set out in paragraph 6(b), (c) or (d), when the taxi is travelling at the following speeds or faster:
(a)32 kilometres per hour for the first 10 kilometres travelled;
(b)28 kilometres per hour after the tenth kilometre travelled;
“ERP facility” has the meaning given by rule 2 of the ERP Rules;
“ERP Rules” means the Road Traffic (Electronic Road Pricing System) Rules 2015 (G.N. No. S 226/2015);
“flag down sum” means an amount charged on a hired taxi being set in motion at the beginning of the hiring;
“hirer” means the person by whom a taxi is hired to transport the hirer (with or without other passengers), and includes a person attempting to hire a taxi;
“late night hiring period” means the period specified in paragraph 11 or another period substituted on variation under paragraph 13;
“location surcharge destination” means any public place where a location surcharge may be payable under Part 5 for every journey by taxi the hiring of which begins or ends at that place at the time specified in that Part;
“owner”, in relation to a public place, means any person who has an estate or interest in the public place and whose permission to enter the public place is needed by another before that other may enter the place;
“passenger”, in relation to a taxi, excludes the taxi driver;
“peak period” means any period specified in paragraph 9 or another period substituted on variation under paragraph 13;
“premium taxi” means a taxi that —
(a)is a luxury vehicle model or a special purpose vehicle;
(b)is painted wholly black or wholly white; and
(c)is —
(i)designed to carry more than 4 passengers; or
(ii)used to provide a luxury quality unscheduled street‑hail service;
“public place” means —
(a)any place (open to the air or otherwise) to which members of the public have access as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission, whether or not on payment of a fee, and whether or not access to the place may be restricted at particular times or for particular purposes; or
(b)a part of a place that the occupier of the place allows members of the public to enter, but only while the place is ordinarily open to members of the public;
“public taxi stand” means a public stand provided for taxis under section 109 of the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276), and includes a taxi stop;
“road‑user charge” means the amount of road‑user charge prescribed under the ERP Rules;
“standard taxi” means a taxi that is not a premium taxi;
“street‑hail service” means a street‑hail service to which this Order applies;
“taxi driver”, in relation to a taxi, means the individual driving the taxi and holding a valid licence under Part V of the Road Traffic Act authorising him or her to drive the taxi for hire or reward;
“total basic fare”, for any journey by taxi, means the amount for the journey recorded on the taximeter of the taxi, that taximeter being calibrated to record all basic unit charges for the journey;
“waiting time” means travel by a hired taxi at below the following speeds (including stopping at traffic lights or being stationary because of traffic congestion):
(a)32 kilometres per hour for the first 10 kilometres travelled;
(b)28 kilometres per hour after the tenth kilometre travelled.
(2)  Where a taxi is engaged at a public taxi stand or plying on any road or any driveway for picking up or setting down passengers, a hiring of the taxi begins, for the purposes of this Order, upon the entry into the taxi of the hirer, or a person accompanying the hirer.
Scope of Order, etc.
3.—(1)  This Order sets out the fare pricing policy for all street‑hail services offered or provided to the public anywhere in Singapore for any journey wholly or partly within Singapore, but not for street‑hail services provided by any person specified in the Public Transport Council (Exempt Street‑hail Service Providers) Order 2020 (G.N. No. S 914/2020).
(2)  An amount specified in this Order is the price or rate prevailing as at 30 October 2020 for the street‑hail fare component concerned.
Made on 27 October 2020.
Public Transport Council,
[PTC.LEGAL.LM.02; AG/LEGIS/SL/259B/2020/6 Vol. 1]