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NSW Government Trials Internal Uber Use

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016

IA

Takes aim at $8m a year taxi bill.

Fresh from legalising ridesharing services, the NSW Government is hoping to trial them in a bid to disrupt its $8 million-plus annual taxi bill.

The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is the first state department to include ridesharing services as a transport option for its public servants.

Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet said there was no reason the potential benefits of ridesharing “couldn’t be extended to government, including possible cost savings.”

“Governments shouldn’t be shackled to legacy systems and processes – we should move with the times and take advantage of what the collaborative economy has to offer,” Perrottet said.

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