|Assembly Member Welcomes Card Payments For Taxis|
Transport for London’s announced taxis will have to accept card & contactless payments
The GLA Transport Committee has welcomed the news for 2016. Making the acceptance of card payments more attractive to cabbies was one of the important recommendations made in the ‘Future Proof’ report into the taxi and private hire industries - and it is clearly common sense.
Passengers will no longer have to worry about carrying cash and it is very positive news for drivers. Evidence from New York during the investigation, said the introduction of card payments boosted business - so this gives licensed taxi drivers a golden opportunity, in a hugely competitive market.
The elimination of customer surcharges for card payments and the reduction in transaction fees paid by drivers should all add up to a better, more efficient service for customers.
Commenting, Richard Tracey, London Assembly Member for Merton and Wandsworth said:
November 27, 2015