Territory and Municipal Services have announced that they’ve extended the time they’re taking to teach ACTION cutomers to tag off their cards when they get off the bus:
To assist patrons become more accustomed with the process of tagging on and off buses with their MyWay card, the ACT Government will extend the current transition period where default fares do not apply until 31 December 2011, Paul Peters, Executive Director, Roads and Public Transport, announced today.
“Since the introduction of the new MyWay smartcard ticketing system in March, a transition period has been in place where a passenger is not charged a default fare if they forget to tag off the bus,” Mr Peters said.
“The transition period was due to finish on 30 June 2011 however, to allow people more time to become familiar with the tagging on and off process, the transition period will be extended until the end of the year.
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“Information will be posted on the website, in Canberra Connect Shopfronts, MyWay Centres and recharge agents to help notify people of the extended transition period and to remind them of the importance of tagging off.
“At present there are on average 70,000 trips recorded on weekdays on the MyWay system of which there are approximately 1,600 instances where people have been detected not tagging off.