There’s no such thing as a free lunch, they say, but last financial year there were plenty of free bus rides. Around $5 million worth actually, thanks to the aged-and-failing Wayfarer ticketing system which was recently phased out for MyWay.
The figure is part of an ACTION bus audit compiled by the auditor-general.
“So that $3-$5 million is an estimate of how much that was occurring. It actually wasn’t lost, it was revenue not collected.
“So what was happening was the ticket machines on the buses weren’t working, so people were riding the buses without paying essentially.”
Shame on you all… perhaps the MyWay system sprung into action (har har) a fraction too late?