Transportation: New regulations for ride-hailing services
After the taxi drivers began protesting against the ride-hailing companies, GrabTaxi and Uber, the Indonesian government decided to create a transition period for the ride-hailing services. During the transition period, companies will not be allowed to hire new drivers and expand fleets, but can operate with current drivers and vehicles. In a meeting Wednesday (23 Mar 16), the Indonesian government offered GrabTaxi and Uber co-operative agreements with registered public transportation companies, rental-car companies or taxi services. GrabTaxi and Uber have chosen to act as IT providers and must cooperate with registered public transportation companies to operate in Indonesia. GrabTaxi has decided to co-operate with rental-car companies and taxi services while Uber will co-operate with rental-car companies. Currently, all parties are discussing the length of the transition period.