Posted on 23-Jul-2009 17:21
Filed under: News
Snapper Services Ltd announced today that it is extending the services and places where Snapper can be used on public transport in the Greater Wellington region, making travel in Wellington easy and seamless regardless of the mode of transport.
A new partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) will make Snapper available in around 1000 taxis in the Wellington region. This is primarily to assist Wellington’s disabled community to easily get around the region, quickly and without paper vouchers.
Snapper Services Limited leads the smartcard-based small value payments market in New Zealand. More than 80,000 Snappers have been issued. Snapper is installed in more than 370 buses and 150 retailers in New Zealand offering Snapper customers integrated ticketing and instant small value payments.
The company is targeting the fully integrated taxi service to launch in early 2010. From launch, the Snapper service will be available for any Snapper customer using these taxis, in addition to serving the needs of Total Mobility customers. Snapper is delivering this solution in partnership with Eyede NZ, provider of credential management solutions and TaxiCharge NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s leading taxi billing solution.
Today, Snapper is the leading smart card provider in New Zealand that provides integrated ticketing and fares, assuring customers of a single discount across multiple transport operators. Snapper provides true integration with transfer discounts on Valley Flyer services. This allows passengers using Snapper to get the best value for money transferring between zones across multiple buses, if they can’t find a direct route to their destination.
Snapper is also working very closely to provide integrated ticketing across other modes of public transport in the Wellington region, and beyond, to make Snapper the smartest way to travel in New Zealand.
Snapper CEO, Miki Szikszai, says, ”We are delighted to add taxi services to the modes of travel we support with Snapper. We have already delivered integrated ticketing to the Wellington market with Snapper providing transfers, child fares and multi-operator discounts.”
Szikszai added ”While the market is discussing the development of integrated ticketing at some stage in the future, Snapper is already providing this service to the Wellington market today. With the addition of taxis and the Total Mobility concession, Snapper demonstrates that it is the leader in multi-mode integrated ticketing in New Zealand.”