Canberra MyWay user base reaches 86,000

MyWay public transport card records 70,000 transactions daily

Canberra’s MyWay transport card scheme has reached new heights with an increase of over 86,000 users since it was launched in March following a six month trial.

The scheme was announced by ACT transport minister, Jon Stanhope, with the state government saying that the next stage of the project may include access to other modes of transport.

“The ACT government will explore other options for the card that may include access to bicycle sheds and vehicle parking,” a department spokesperson told Computerworld Australia.

The system is now fully operational and the department said it has recorded 70,000 transactions every business day, with some 89,333 registered users to date.

Canberra took its lead from the success of Perth’s public transport ticketing system, with the state using the same technology.

“The system is based upon the Perth Smartrider system,” the spokesperson said. “It has been provided by Downer EDI Engineering in association with Parkeon Transit.

"The system is easy to use, and has a number of different payment and top-up options. It provides access to a range of discounted fares for passengers.”

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