Applications are constantly being developed to provide an easy to use allocation of spared transport in cities. In order to provide regulatory frameworks which ensures the success of their integration into the existing transport systems, the International Transport Forum (ITF) has recently published a report named the App-Based Ride and Taxi Services: Principles for Regulation.
The reports key findings include clues to the popularity of commercial transport apps which include its availability, transparency and flexibility it offers. It also states basic regulation concerns such as ensuring public safety as well as tax compliance. The four principles that should inform thinking around regulatory reform of for-hire passenger transport according to such report are:
Download the report for free at: http://2016.itf-oecd.org/free-
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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM
The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries. It acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet politically autonomous.