TTSS (Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme)
Transport for NSW is responsible for the TTSS and Transport for NSW has recently announced that the TTSS docket based system will be moving to a digital smartcard system.
Anyone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter can travel in a WAT, but the driver will only receive the TTSS subsidy payment if the passenger pays with an M50 docket. If a passenger pays with any other type of docket, the driver will not receive the subsidy payment. The WAT subsidy only applies to passengers who are approved members in the WAT scheme using M50 dockets travelling in a WAT.
- Only the person named on the docket can use it
- Only one docket can be used per trip
- TTSS Dockets can only be used in taxis and the meter must be used to determine the fare
- Taxi drivers are permitted to charge waiting time for a TTSS participant who is not ready to commence a booked journey; for passengers travelling in wheelchairs, waiting time must not be charged while the wheelchair is being loaded or unloaded.
- TTSS Dockets can be used to pay half of the fare up to a maximum of $60. For example: If the total fare is $80, the passenger can use a docket to pay $40 towards the fare and pay the remaining $40 themselves. If the total fare is $140, the passenger can use a docket to pay $60 (maximum subsidy) of the fare and pay the remaining $80 themselves.
TTSS paper vouchers are in the process of being fazed out and are being replaced with a new smartcard.
The smartcard can be processed using the Cab Charge terminal that is fitted out in the vehicle and processed the transaction instantly.
The WATs smartcard will have an image of the person who is authorised to use the card and whether the passenger is M40 (has a disability but is not confined to a wheelchair and has functional mobility) or an M50 (confined to a wheelchair and cannot be removed from the wheelchair).
BELOW IS A GUIDE FROM THE POINT TO POINT TRANSPORT COMMISSIONER FOR WHEECHAIRS ACCEPTED AND NOT ACCEPTED IN TAXIS