Wikipedia: 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.
The Commission commenced operation in its initial inquiry phase on 19 July 2011. The agency became the State's ongoing taxi regulator in place of the Victorian Taxi Directorate on 1 July 2013, chaired by former ACCC Chairman and Australian businessman Graeme Samuel
Why is taxi expensive
Prices for taxi rides at first glance seem to be simply astronomical. Price ? 120 for travel from Warsaw to Lodz for someone uses the public transport is the sum unacceptable, but it has its reasons.
The price of long-distance taxi ride is not only the fuel cost travel, but also return taxi into town. The price includes the depreciation charges (cost recovery and repair vehicles), the charge for the driver (his salary) and in the case of a larger amount of the company, which earns the company itself. The counting of these costs can be concluded that such a price is after all quite fair, and in return gain the convenience of travel and drive straight to the point.
From Wikipedia: Taxicab
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice. This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.