On 12 October 2012, the Commission received a referral from the Minister for Public Transport to conduct a review and provide a report by 23 November recommending a fixed fare per head pricing structure for the proposed late night, share-ride taxi pilot program.
The objective of the late night share-ride taxi pilot service is to both grow the taxi market and to maximise taxi occupancy by providing an incentive for passengers to share a high occupancy taxi with others travelling in the same general direction.
In the six weeks provided for the review, the Commission developed its recommendations and report, and also undertook a public consultation process. An issues paper inviting public submissions was also released, and the Commission met with several key stakeholders.
On the 23 November, the Commission provided its report to the Minister for Public Transport. As required under the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act, the Commission publicly released the report on its website in January 2013.