MyWay cards are now available to the general community including school and tertiary students.
Using the new MyWay cards will be easy and the majority of passengers will enjoy cheaper travel. Passengers will just have to remember to tag on at the start and tag off at the end of the journey. Tagging off ensures the cheapest fare is applied and provides information to help plan a better bus network.
The reusable MyWay cards can be recharged via autoload (direct debit) or by using BPAY, both of which will enable passengers to receive a 5% discount on bus fares.
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To assist in the transition to the MyWay you can purchase $20 pre-loaded MyWay cards from ACTION ticket outlets.
School students will need to either apply online or visit the MyWay Centre in Civic to complete an application form to attain a student concession MyWay card. They should not purchase a pre-loaded card as the card needs to be programmed to charge them student concession fares.
The cards can be registered so they can be cancelled if people lose them and have any balance remaining transferred to a new card.
Cash fares will continue to apply and there will be a transition period until Monday 11 April 2011 for people to transfer across to the new system. Value left on the magnetic strip tickets after this time will be able to be transferred to the new MyWay cards until Thursday 30 June 2011. Please note that the only magnetic strip tickets that can be bought during the transition period to the MyWay system are the School Faresaver 10 and the Concession Faresaver 10.
MyWay cards are available online at www.transport.act.gov.au/myway and from MyWay recharge agents, MyWay Centres or Canberra Connect Shopfronts.
Visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10 for more information.