Date lodged: 7 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03905 by Humza Yousaf on 28 October 2016, what the obstacles are to introducing single smart cards for travel on all public transport.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 February 2017
The Scottish Government is promoting one compatible system across all modes, the 'ITSO' system specification. This system provides for integration across modes as different operators roll out their new ticketing equipment. Currently, bus operators in Glasgow and Edinburgh have not yet completed this programme, but have committed to do so in 2017.