On 1st November 2016 Paul, Ewan and Mark spoke at the Transport & Environment Committee. The request was made for Lothian Buses to allow a remote ticketing system to be introduced with an outside charitable organisation to save them the additional administration time required to load CitySmartcards with individual single journeys.
The committee requested 3 things of Lothian Buses to be reported back on in January:
1) Consider the remote CitySmartcard ticketing system,
2) Dayticket scratchcards to continue and not be removed form sale until an appropriate replacement ticketing system is introduced,
3) Groups with a proven need to have access to reduced price daytickets be granted these.
The deputation presented and responses by councillors can be watched at http://edinburgh.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/212507