On 17 June last, the NTA Board approved the Small Public Service Vehicle (Cashless Payment Facility) Regulations in addition the increase of the National Maximum Taxi Fare by 12% weighted across popular journeys and the Premium and Standard Rates.
The revised fare includes a 1% increase for the costs associated with providing a Cashless Payment Facility. The cashless payment facility regulations make it mandatory for all taxis to have an in-taxi point of sale cashless payment terminal and for cashless payments to be accepted for taxi journeys when requested by customers.
Both take effect on 1 September 2022.
The Guidelines for the Acceptance of Cashless Payments in Taxis were approved by the Advisory Committee on SPSVs and can be found below and on the Forms & Guides section of NTA’s website.