Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I ask Ms Graham to elaborate on that aspect. Laypersons will welcome that the NTA is going to engage with the taxi industry to ensure that all taxis must provide facilities for electronic payment. It is not really a feature in rail because everyone now books online. People go to the train station to buy tickets, rather than buying them onboard, and it is possible to do that electronically. As Senator Dooley asked, however, why is it not possible to get on a bus and, with all the modern advances in technology, pay a fare by tapping one's credit or debit card?


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