Sunday, June 12, 2005

The joy of government endorsement in payments...?

Dutch Automatisering Gids reports that the Minister of Transport has 'suggested' the transport companies, introducing a contactless card, not to change fee structures too much.

Pilots for the introduction of the card have already been postponed twice. But the Minister, who sponsors and funds the new card, is still optimistic that it will work properly. As long as the involved companies keep to the suggestions of the Minister of course.

Well, that's the price one pays for being under the 'wings' of government...