'Taxi operators are struggling': Dr Peter Boxall

 Making his case: Dubbo Taxi Co-op chairman Greg Collin addresses a packed room at the IPART hearing into taxi fares and licensing.

Making his case: Dubbo Taxi Co-op chairman Greg Collin addresses a packed room at the IPART hearing into taxi fares and licensing.

ORANGE taxi drivers have walked away from an Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) hearing feeling a little better about their future. 

IPART hosted the forum on proposed taxi reforms in Dubbo on Tuesday, with more than 30 operators and drivers from across the region commenting on a draft proposal to increase the number of taxi licences in regional areas and freeze fares for most major centres.