Started by Bus 400, January 16, 2021, 04:20:43 PM
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Quote from: Bus 400 on January 16, 2021, 04:20:43 PMWhile there's a subscriber only article on The Canberra Times website (link on ACT BUS Facebook page). That MyWay upgrade talks have fallen through due costs.Opposition Transport Minister Mark Parton has given bit of a burn towards Chris Steele. But also makes mention that the original upgrade was promised in the 2016 Election & money was allocated in the 2017 budget.https://vm.tiktok.com/ZS3wJHNy/
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 24, 2021, 01:35:02 PMWell, mum was hoping to be dead before something like this was gonna happen, guess that's not gonna happen. If she survives long enough for this to be implemented, what's she (and others in a similar position) suppose to do (no photo ID, absolute refusal to use anything other than cash)?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 24, 2021, 01:35:02 PM... what's she (and others in a similar position) suppose to do (no photo ID, absolute refusal to use anything other than cash)?
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 24, 2021, 10:41:40 AMTransport Canberra provide a broad range of customer concessions and free travel. It is intended that the new solution will facilitate the concessionary needs of our vulnerable Canberran's [sic] whilst providing opportunities to improve the accessibility of public transport to those who most need it.
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 25, 2021, 01:01:22 PMWalk?
Quote from: Bus 400 on April 24, 2021, 01:43:51 PMTo me, it sounds a lot like the TfNSW Opal system with upgrades that are currently being trialled. Even going the way of TfL, who have some regions that won't even accept the Oyster card (use credit cards only).
Quote from: ajw373 on April 27, 2021, 06:06:06 PMAnd though ACT Government basically wanted all the features of Opal. In some ways would make perfect sense to just join Opal. Even better would be a common card nation wide, bit like common e-tags for toll roads.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on July 03, 2022, 11:53:04 AMI just wish we can have a system where only tapping on is required and tapping off is optional. Kinda like what Melbourne had when I last visited many years ago with thier Miki system. A more reliable system that actually locks onto the stops better too, jumping on a bus constantly only to have to communicate to the drivers that "the machine is red" can quite often be time consuming - plus costly for when the driver changes routes before you get a chance to tag off.
Quote from: Barry Drive on July 02, 2022, 08:12:18 PMIt's now July. No contract has been published.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on July 03, 2022, 11:53:04 AMI just wish we can have a system where only tapping on is required and tapping off is optional.
Quote from: Barry Drive on July 07, 2022, 11:49:42 AMOne possibility is to use a QR code check in system - every bus and tram stop will display a QR code which you scan as you board
Quote from: triumph on February 26, 2023, 11:23:09 PMReplacement contract for the new ticketing system has been signed according to the lead item of the ABC 7 o'clock news tonight.
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 27, 2023, 12:23:51 PMABC Canberra news articleMedia Release from Minister Steel
QuoteSeven years after it was first flagged, a supplier has been secured to deliver Canberra's new smart public transport ticketing system.
QuoteIt will also be designed for future integration with cross-jurisdictional services such as Queanbeyan.
Quote from: verbatim9 on February 28, 2023, 11:07:21 AMIt will be interesting how they implement the cross border solution.
Quote from: Barry Drive on July 07, 2022, 11:49:42 AMOne possibility is to use a QR code check in system - every bus and tram stop will display a QR code which you scan as you board. This will deduct a fare from your account (if required) and the phone app is your ticket. Such a system will overcome many of the problems discussed above.
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 25, 2021, 01:01:22 PM... some sort of smartcard will still be needed for all concessions and it wouldn't be that difficult to provide one for full fare customers either (perhaps with a $5 fee as occurs now).I would also expect the plan would be for TVMs to continue to exist and for more of them to be installed at busy stops / interchanges to allow for cash tickets and top-ups.Given that the on-bus equipment will accept bank cards, I would also like to see the option of card top ups and multiple ticket sales allowed on the bus as well as at TVMs.
Quote from: verbatim9 on May 18, 2023, 10:31:29 PMHere is some additional information and a picture of a reader that NEC could provide.