Snapper expands

The Dom Post reports:

can now be used to pay for fares on 700 of Wellington’s 1250 taxis, including the Wellington Combined and Hutt & City fleets.

Snapper Service’s chief executive, Miki Szikszai, said people made about 2.5 million taxi trips in the region each year, paying an average fare of $18.

The payment card, which did not require a Pin or signature, could cut the time it took to pay a taxi fare from between 30 seconds and a minute to less than 10 seconds.

“For those of us running late to meetings and to catch planes, that has got to matter.”

Mr Szikszai said the company was talking to councils and transport operators about developing a special version of Snapper for tourists who might be visiting Wellington for only a few days, in time for next year’s Rugby World Cup.

I use Snapper all the time, and find it great. Pleased to see taxis start using it. Now just need to get the trains and a few remaining bus lines use it.

What I ultimately want is an integrated public transport card.

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