Cashless taxis launch in Jozi

BY 

On 

October 18, 2016
Cashless taxis launch in Jozi

NEW: Fare system

The e-ticket system allows commuters to load cash onto issued cards at kiosks and taxi ranks.

A cashless fare system for the taxi industry was rolled out in Gauteng yesterday, and it could soon make it way here.

Gauteng’s Roads and Transport department said the first phase of the e-ticket system would be introduced in February 2017 for the Johannesburg to Pretoria route, and would be rolled out nationally within the next five years.

The e-ticket system allows commuters to load cash onto their issued FairPay cards at kiosks and at taxi ranks, meaning commuters won’t have to ask the gaatjie for change.

The e-ticketing system is owned and operated by FairPay, of which TaxiChoice – the commercial arm of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) – is currently the sole shareholder.

Read more National