Ministry of Transport: Encourage localities to reduce taxi "element money" in stages

  CCTV News:At a press conference held by the State Council’s joint prevention and control mechanism today (6th), Vice Minister of Transport Liu Xiaoming said that all localities are encouraged to take measures such as phased reduction and exemption of taxi "part money" to effectively safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of taxi drivers.

  Liu Xiaoming introduced that in February, the passenger traffic of railways, highways, waterways and civil aviation decreased by 79.9%, the freight traffic decreased by 26.5%, and the order volume and transportation volume of taxis (including online car-hailing) decreased by 85%. It can be seen from this that the income of truck drivers and taxi drivers has dropped significantly. In response to these problems, the Ministry of Transport, together with relevant departments, is stepping up the implementation of the policy.

  At the same time, organize industry associations, online freight platforms, and key logistics enterprises to monitor and analyze the freight logistics industry, release monitoring reports on the operation of the industry, and guide cargo owners, logistics enterprises, and truck drivers to rationally set transportation prices and share the benefits of the toll-free policy.

  Guide local transportation departments to timely sort out and summarize the situation of transportation and logistics enterprises performing emergency transportation tasks during the epidemic prevention and control period, and closely cooperate with the financial department to compensate enterprises performing emergency transportation tasks that belong to the government’s purchase of public services. Guide all localities to actively strive for the support of local financial departments, strengthen the accounting of income and costs, and increase subsidies and support for urban public transportation and urban rail transit enterprises.

  Coordinate and increase financial support for passenger and freight transportation enterprises, especially small, medium and micro enterprises. We actively communicate and coordinate with the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, and encourage insurance companies to appropriately reduce or exempt the insurance fees of operating vehicles, ships and aircraft that are suspended during the epidemic by extending the insurance period and deducting the renewal fee. In conjunction with the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Financial Institution Group is encouraged to provide special project credit lines and loans at preferential interest rates to passenger and freight transportation enterprises, especially private and small and micro enterprises and individual industrial and commercial households affected by the epidemic, and to treat taxi drivers and road freight drivers as relevant policies for individual industrial and commercial households, and to support bank loans.