Wikipedia about Taxi Services Commission
The Taxi Services Commission (the TSC or the Commission) is the Government agency responsible for the regulation of the taxi and hire car industries in the State of Victoria, Australia. Before becoming a regulator, the Commission was responsible for conducting a major independent inquiry, the Taxi Industry Inquiry, into taxi and other small commercial passenger vehicle services.
The TSC was created as a statutory corporation by the Transport Legislation Amendment (Taxi Services Reform and Other Matters) Act 2011, which amended the State's prime transport statute, the Transport Integration Act 2010, and the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983.
Longer and shorter routes
It would seem that most taxis are cashing in on routes around the city, which is the classic scenario: we are shopping and we want to go home, and unfortunately public transport will not come for another hour. What we do? We call for a taxi and in a few minutes we're going home. What is interesting with such courses taxi drivers do not earn much, the majority goes to fixed costs and fuel.
Intercity routes or airport transportation is the most profitable routes for the taxi driver and transport companies. The more such routes during the month, the better for the driver. Shorter routes is more filling and the way to the taxi does not stay for all day long.
Taxi - expencive or not?
In every major city we have a choice about the means of transport. You may for example use the public transport, train, or at least your own car. You may even order a taxi, but some people say they are too expensive, so do not even take them into consideration.
However, the taxi is a convenient way carrier to long journeys. Most of them are equipped with air conditioning and other amenities, so the ride even in the sweltering heat is not exhausting. As for the cost of a taxi ride you can argue whether it is expensive or not. It must be remembered that the cab driver still has to get back to their city after completing the course.