Gauteng to launch cashless e-ticket system for taxi users

Integration in the public transport industry remains a challenge with technological innovation and efficiency lagging behind.

In response to the ongoing issue, the Gauteng Department of Transport has launched the "Modernisation of the Public Transport System in Gauteng" campaign.

702's John Robbie spoke to Gauteng's MEC of Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, regarding what the the campaign entails for commuters.

Building a public transport system is a process, it's not an event. The Gautrain and Bus Rapid Transit systems are important building blocks of that.

Dr Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC

He said plans are underway to launch an e-ticket system in the taxi industry with the pilot taking off in Tshwane this month.

Listen to the interview below:

The cashless system will have added benefit. At the moment, operators and commuters see the practical benefit with you as you won't have to carry change with you.

Dr Ismail Vadi, Gauteng Roads anf Transport MEC

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