ACT Bus Presents: Sentences that have never been written... until now!
So I had another look at the Determination (because I wanted to modify some information I'd put onto Wikipedia
), and noticed some more errors/omissions. For instance, Shoppers off-peak daily
and Concession off-peak daily
are defined but there is no definition for Week day off-peak single trip
or for Non school day
(that's what it says - even though it should say Non school day single trip
). How can you charge a fare at certain times without defining the times when the fare will or won't apply?
There is insufficient information about how the default fare (failure to tag off) will work - especially when you consider that the Concession default fare is more than the weekend daily cap. (Daily cap is defined as "the maximum amount charged for MyWay smart card fares on a daily basis." Since the default fare is included in the MyWay fare schedule, then how can the default fare exceed the daily cap?) Similar question for the Monthly Trip Cap and the School Term ticket.
I also wonder whether the Weekday off-peak single trip fare will start to be used in the same way as Adelaide's inter-peak fare. To explain - Adelaide has a cheaper fare (available both as cash and pre-purchased) which applies between 9.01am and 3pm but includes a 2 hour transfer. So what some/many Adelaide commuters do is get on a bus/tram at just before 3pm to validate/purchase their ticket; if they then catch their bus/train/tram home before 5pm they will have only paid for an off-peak ticket.