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E-payment system for public transportation under way

By JT - Mar 05,2018 - Last updated at Mar 05,2018

AMMAN — A project for an electronic payment system for public transportation is under way, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The system, to be implemented by the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) in cooperation with the Central Bank of Jordan, will be easy to use, valid for all national routes with one card and will encourage commuters to use public transportation, according to Petra.

A personal card for commuters that can be used in all internal transport lines will have a credit protection system in case it is lost, as it will contain the personal information of the owner, according to LTRC Director General Salah Lozi.

The system will also facilitate the LTRC's oversight task on transport means to guarantee the provision of quality services to passengers, said Lozi.

LTRC is working on recommendations to be presented by the Transport Ministry to the Cabinet including the new system and other measures that would contribute to improving the sector.

In line with His Majesty King Abdullah's directives to provide safe and sustainable public transport, the commission has drafted a strategic plan that will be implemented in cooperation with the ministry.

The plan includes licensing ride-hailing apps, implementing the projects of urban transportation in three governorates and completing the Bus Rapid Transit’s project between Amman and Zarqa, said Lozi.

Over the past years, the commission has been addressing the requirements of the sector such as adjusting fares and enhancing safety measures such as periodic and compulsory maintenance of vehicles and quality assurance.

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