The contract was announced today by Speedscan, which, in accordance to the deal, will now provide the department with docket scanning and payment processing solutions for the state's Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) and Wheel-Chair Accessible Taxi incentive scheme.
Under the TTSS, the NSW Department of Transport offers financial support to NSW residents who can't use public transport, due to a severe and permanent disability.
People, who are eligible to participate in the scheme, receive a subsidy of half the fare, up to a maximum of $30; while qualified wheelchair accessible taxi drivers are able to claim $8.47 for each TTSS passenger they carry.
In order to complete the part payment, eligible participants are given dockets, which need to be processed and reconciled to pay taxi companies.
Under the terms of the contract, Speedscan will deliver a variety of services to speed up the payment procedures, including docket receipting, scanning, data capture/entry, validation, processing and payment to taxi companies, together with running a 'Taxi Company TTSS Portal' and a HelpDesk service.
Speedscan claims the annual amount of dockets to process will be of about 2.2 million dockets, as the scheme is intended to serve 20,000 NSW eligible residents per month.