Thursday, June 27, 2013

Melbourne: The high cost of collecting fares

Sustainable Cities Collective:

  • A $1.5 Billion development cost that has been rumored to be the world’s costliest for a ticketing system;
  • Consumers having to pay for their initial cards as a separate fare from their travel (thus tourists wanting to spontaneously take a tram would have to plan their journey by buying a card and then topping it up with adequate funds for their journey);
  • If you wish to top up your MYKI online, your payment won’t be processed on the same day;
  • New evasion techniques have already been found (ie: If user goes from Zone 1 to Zone 2 area (more expensive than just Zone 1 travel) and doesn’t check off upon his arrival to his Zone 2 destination then he would be charged as if he only travelled within Zone 1); and
  • The ability to fare evade has remained, as no physical barriers or increase in the amount of ticket inspectors have been associated with the systems implementation.

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