Territory And Municipal Services bring word that of the 47,000 seniors invited to start using MyWay cards on Action buses some 2,700 have taken up the offer:
The Council on the Ageing (COTA) is writing to the ACT’s 47,000 seniors inviting them to apply for a combined ACT Seniors/My Way card which will include $10 worth of pre-loaded bus travel.
“We have been really pleased with the response from ACT seniors to this new technology. Anecdotal reports from COTA and our Shopfront and Library staff are that seniors are looking forward to the combined cards,” Mr Peters said.
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“They are also pleased to have $10 worth of pre-loaded travel on the cards – an offer which is available until the end of this year’s Seniors Week on 25 March.”
Mr Peters said the majority of seniors would enjoy cheaper travel with the new MyWay fare system.
“The off-peak daily concession fare of $1.70 has now been removed and replaced with an off-peak concession fare, which will include a free 90-minute transfer, at a set fare of $0.55. This means that seniors who take, for example, a journey to the shops in the morning using two connecting buses, then a journey home using two connecting buses will pay no more than $1.10.”
For regular bus travellers, a daily fare cap will ensure seniors pay no more than $3.80 daily. A monthly cap of 36 paid trips will also mean that any trips taken over the capped amount during the calendar month will be free.