Started by smitho, May 06, 2010, 08:36:22 PM
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Quote from: ajw373 on March 23, 2011, 08:36:58 PMAh looks like I missed the fare conditions at the bottom of the page that says you will be charged $4 to board reduced to $2.52 if you tag off (after the transition period).
Quote from: ajw373 on March 23, 2011, 08:36:58 PMNow why with a flat fare structure ACTION needs people to tag on and off is beyond me. Sure I understand the need for statistics, but think this will be one big PIA for the cattle for little extra gain for ACTION. Surely the boarding stats and being able to follow a passengers journey on subsequent boardings would give a fair idea of where the passengers are going without the need for this.
Quote from: ajw373 on March 23, 2011, 08:36:58 PMBeing the cynic I am, I do wonder if ACTION are trying to condition us for a return to sectional fares in the future where tagging on and off will be needed.
Quote from: Bus 400 on March 23, 2011, 07:04:11 PMAlso the $4 deafult fare doesn't come with a 90 minute transfer, so if they catch more then bus each way that is $8-16 a day.
Quote from: MyWay on March 24, 2011, 10:53:44 AMNot quite: that's the Brisbane way of doing things. The fare will always be deducted from the card at tag off, unless you failed to tag off on the last trip in which case the default fare (for the last trip) will be charged when you next tag on.
Quote from: MyWay on March 24, 2011, 10:53:44 AMAgreed, but the system they bought was based on a tag on/tag off method. Had they chosen the INIT tender, there would not be any tagging off. (And don't call me Shirley.)
Quote from: MyWay on March 24, 2011, 10:53:44 AMA lot of people think this; I am not one of them. It does not make any sense to spend millions on getting the system in place, testing it, fixing up errors only to subsequently spend a lot more money to re-develop the system to implement a sectional/zonal fare structure. If they wanted to do that, the best time to do it is at the start. Also a sectional fare structure would prevent a monthly trip cap from being applied (or at least make it harder).
Quote from: ajw373 on March 24, 2011, 02:17:07 PMYou sure?
QuoteThe fare will always be deducted from the card at tag off, unless you failed to tag off on the last trip in which case the default fare (for the last trip) will be charged when you next tag on.
Quote from: ajw373 on March 24, 2011, 02:17:07 PMI think you will find it had tag off because ACTION (transport ACT or who ever they are) specified it.
Quote from: ajw373 on March 24, 2011, 02:17:07 PMI believe the best way (if they were moving back towards sections) ...
Quote from: ajw373 on March 23, 2011, 08:36:58 PMYou would think the website would have the good old * to say you really need to read the conditions further down the page.
Quote from: MyWay on March 24, 2011, 10:53:44 AMNot sure about this. The MyWay fare chart simply says that if you don't tag off you will be charged the default fare for the trip - a 'trip' always includes a 90 minute transfer.
Quote from: Bus 400 on March 25, 2011, 07:40:03 PMI overheard a Transport for Canberra worker explaining what I said to an elderly lady at the Civic MyWay Centre. They attempted to explain this to her 3-4 times.
QuoteAn exception to the default fare rule will apply if the next tag on occurs within 60 minutes of the previous tag on.In this case, the next tag on location will instead be processed as the incomplete tag off location. This ensures that you are charged the relevant fare rather than the penalty fare, in the event of unintentional failure to tag off whilst transferring from one service to another.This rule only applies when the tag on occured on board a bus.
Quote from: MyWay on March 30, 2011, 12:58:25 PMWhat is said at a MyWay centre and what is true are often two very different things. Just ask Metrobus.SmartRider has a 60 minute rule:Did a test today by not tagging off then a tag on with 15 minutes. Normal fare charged, transfer accepted and no "default fare" error message displayed. Looks like MyWay also has a 60 minute rule, or some variation of it.
Quote from: MyWay on April 10, 2011, 08:37:07 PMSmart rider does have change of mind at Train stations for about 15 minutes; unsure about buses.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on April 21, 2011, 08:48:00 PMI got charged $1.41 for a ride at 4:40 this arvo.. that seems rather cheap?
Quote from: MyWay on April 21, 2011, 10:02:37 PM$7.60 daily cap?
Quote from: Bus It on May 02, 2011, 05:27:16 PMThere was a glitch on my afternoon bus trip today. I tagged on in Deakin, and when I tagged off in Isaacs the ticket machine said "Change of mind" and didn't deduct any money from my account
Quote from: 743 on May 02, 2011, 09:29:06 PMChange Of Mind has stopped happening to me lately - which I reckon is a good thing. Perhaps some of the issues are starting to be ironed out. Autoload works perfectly, 5% discount included
Quote from: Bus It on May 02, 2011, 10:39:28 PMI really do think that there is one main part of the MyWay system that could do with improving. If the driver's console was equipped with the function to tag off all School students that are currently on that bus, then that would save heaps of time once the bus has arrived at the school (the final destination).
Quote from: Metrobus on May 14, 2011, 10:56:51 PM sprinting to Belconnen as I didn't find my MyWay card until the 905 was passing
Quote from: Bus 400 on May 16, 2011, 09:21:16 PMTo save this trouble happening again, you can leave your MyWay in one of the back sleeves of your wallet, then just hold your wallet against the reader. I don't think ACTION advised the public much about this during the early days. Which is why lots of people thimble through trying to find cards to tag on/off. While I did learn this while in Perth.