Council consults on new taxi and private hire vehicle scheme

​25/3/2015

PR 4915

Wakefield Council is consulting on plans for a new taxi and private hire vehicle scheme.
The scheme would see the introduction of a new upper age limit of seven years for taxis and private hire vehicles to bring Wakefield in line with other West Yorkshire Authorities.
It is being proposed that taxis and private hire vehicles that are wheelchair accessible would have a limit of 12 years, as they are more expensive to replace than a standard vehicle.
Cllr Graham Stokes, Cabinet Member for Corporate Performance said: “We want to make sure residents using taxis and private hire vehicles have safe and comfortable journeys and this new scheme will mean we will have a younger fleet and be able to take advantage of more recent design and other features.”
A public consultation will begin on April 1 to give people the chance to have their say on the proposal.
Anybody who wishes to take part can do so by completing an online survey via http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/about-the-council/have-your-say