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Wordless Wednesday #42: Capiz Cabs

In a place where tricycles are the kings of the road, the first taxi cabs in Roxas City was introduced. Called the Capiz Cabs, the five cabs started plying the streets of Roxas last month. What's more, the cabs are fitted with receipt-issuing meters! This is the first time ever that taxi-cabs operate in the city. More units will be added soon.

Now I ask, what will happen to the tricycle operators and drivers who will, in not so distant future, be affected by this sudden resurgence of competition? Right now I hear varying feedbacks from tricycle drivers when I asked them about this, but I have to say that there are more unhappy drivers.

For more of the Capiz Cabs, please click here.



ZJ said...

Wow, ha, astig ang taxi! Puno ba sang ads ang van *lol*

Mojo said...

Once people figure out that the cycles will probably get them there quicker anyway, I don't think the impact will be as bad on the rickshaw wallas as you might expect. Those guys can get through places you can't take that taxi. They'll take a hit on longer trips for sure, but people who are trying to get around in congested areas will figure out pretty quickly that the cycles are a better option.

We've got a company here in my town that started up a few years ago operating cycle rickshaws in the city core and they're growing steadily even though there's been very little publicity about them.

There's always going to be a market segment for everybody.

fortuitous faery said...

so cool! i'd like to ride one of these next time i visit capiz! :)

hello from new jersey!

MamaGirl said...

Kumusta Fortuitous Faery!
Am very glad to meet a fellow Capizena :)
Huo, try mo ang taxi cabs, gamay man lang ang diperensiya compared sa tricycle pero mas kompartable. Link ta ka, ha?

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