Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme and SwiftFare Trials

The Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) provides support for NSW residents who are unable to use public transport because of a disability. Up until recently, the only way to claim the TTSS is to use paper travel dockets.

SwiftFare is trialling a digital solution to the TTSS. The trial will involve a smartphone app and smartcards. You can also approve the fare by giving the driver a code provided by SMS or by answering 'yes' to the automated call. This means that people accessing TTSS won't need to fill out the paper dockets. However, you can still use the paper dockets if you want to.

The trial will take place in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, South Sydney and Central Coast regions. To begin with, the Central Coast and Illawarra won't support smartcards. However, private drivers in these areas who are set up with SwiftFare can. The SwiftFare devices in participating taxis in Shoalhaven and South Sydney can say the fare out loud at the end of the trip.

This is all the information we have at the moment. SwiftFare isn't sure yet how they will distribute the smartcards. It is also unclear what taxi companies in these areas are participating. However, we do know that St George Cabs in South Sydney are.

The trial will run for six months. It is planned to commence in the Shoalhaven in one month's time and in South Sydney in two months.

If you have a regular driver you can contact SwiftFare to get set up or just get some more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1800 861 314.