Play fare: Illegal, unregulated services pose threat to taxi business

Play fare: Illegal, unregulated services pose threat to taxi business

BY LARA OZAKI

Journal Staff

The growth of alternate transportation services on Guam has raised concerns over unregulated vehicle operations.

While around 20 new taxicab drivers have been registered with the Department of Revenue &

Taxation within the last five years and four new companies with dispatch licenses this year, several more unregistered operations are said to exist as well as shuttles, private hires and crowd-sourced transportation services that are licensed businesses but not regulated by standards similar to that of taxicabs.

One such business model is known as “call taxis,” which service passengers on an agreed rate instead . . .

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