Black Cabs in Reading will start accepting card payment soon. For people who use a taxi on daily
Reading Borough Council’s committee decided that all taxi companies must adopt this and start accepting card payments and this decision will take effect on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Councilor Tony Page, Reading’s lead councillor for transport, stated: “Huge number of individuals never carry cash and they use card payments on a daily basis. So, it is important for all black cabs and other taxi companies to offer their passengers multiple choices for payments to go ahead.”
He also stated: “Cash payment will obviously still be an option but I am happy to announce that from next year Wednesday, January 2, 2019, there will be two options for passengers, cash payment and card payment in each taxi in Reading.”
People travelling to Wokingham or Bracknell from Reading Station or the Reading Town Center will also be able to pay from the card and take advantage of this scheme.
People are happy about this decision and they believed that this will ease their travelling and solve many problems because they no longer carry cash and use card payments for daily travelling.