London Assembly Member Caroline Pidgeon recently inquired about the progress of Transport for London's (TfL) review of card payments in taxis during a session with the city's Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
In response, Mayor Khan confirmed that TfL had completed the initial phase of gathering evidence and would soon be engaging with senior representatives from the taxi trade to deliberate potential next steps.
The issue of card payments has been a matter of significant discussion and concern within the London taxi industry in recent years. With the increasing reliance on digital transactions and the widespread availability of card payment technology, calls to widen the market on the type of card payment devices used in the industy have grown louder.
Mayor Khan acknowledged the importance of addressing this matter promptly and highlighted the need to consult with all stakeholders involved, including representatives from the taxi trade. He revealed that TfL has scheduled a meeting with senior taxi industry officials on 18 October to discuss the submissions received during the evidence-gathering phase and explore potential proposals for further consultation.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: “Transport for London has now concluded the evidence-gathering phase of its review and will be meeting with senior taxi trade representatives on 18 October to discuss possible next steps, which may include bringing forward some proposals for consultation.”