Topic / Transportation

Go Card error leaves two people sacked as investigation starts

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Two call centre operators have been given the sack as an investigation gets under way on why a commuter’s Go card, Queensland government’s paperless ticketing system for its public transport network, was stripped of funds and the money transferred to another account belonging to a different commute. The commuter that was affected was Nick Smith, who works as a cameraman for Channel Nine. This incident has now raised questions on […]

Myki rollout to Geelong called a “success”

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Victoria’s long awaited, and delayed, ticketing system for its public transport network, known as myki, has officially been launched on bus routes along the Geelong railway station and other locations around the Bellarine Peninsula; and the Victorian Government has called it a success, and has not received a complaint yet – but that’s their story. The project. three years overdue and is $350 million over its original budget, is said […]

SA to offer smartcard for transport

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South Australia will follow New South Wales and Victoria in the cashless smartcard ticketing for its public transport with $29 million over three years to kick start the system. The system will include its 812 buses, 99 trains and 15 trams; with the new system to be implemented in 2009/10 but to be operational until 2013. As well, it has been working on the specifications for the project for about […]

Myki delayed again – more money down the drain

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The Victorian Government has today announced an extension to its contract with the operator of the existing Metcard system, OneLink, until 2012 as the already overdue myki service may not see the light. The Transport Minister has said that the miki system, which costs $m500 million and was due to be released last year, was to be ready in 2010. The setback may cost taxpayers another $216 million to get […]


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