Taxis and the LTA

The LTA regulates the provision of taxi services in Singapore by:

What are the Quality of Service (QOS) and Taxi Availability (TA) standards?

The QoS is a way of monitoring the service and safety performance of taxi operators and drivers. It’s how we ensure that commuters are satisfied with the level of service received.

LTA oversees the performance of all taxi operators across these measures:

  • Taxi booking service
  • Safety
  • Taxi Drivers’ Conduct

View the latest Quality of Service (QoS) Results


LTA also recognises the need to ensure that there is adequate taxi supply on the road when demand is at its peak and also the need for general taxi availability throughout the day. The TA standards are set in a way to ensure that taxis are better utilised and made more available on the roads to serve commuters.

The performance of the taxi companies for the TA standards is measured on a monthly basis, starting from 1 January 2013.

View the latest Taxi Availability (TA) Results


Apart from the above, monthly surveys on taxi service are also conducted:

  • Waiting time at taxi stands - This is an observation survey conducted monthly at major taxi stands in the city from 5pm to 12am with the intention to help passengers manage their expectations of how long they may need to wait for a taxi at the taxi stands.

View the latest results of the average waiting time (in minutes) at taxi stands at hourly intervals between 5pm to 12am for the following clusters:

Orchard Cluster
Bugis Cluster
City Hall Cluster
Chinatown Cluster
Raffles Place / Tanjong Pagar Cluster