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Bus operators support LTA journey planner initiative

August 19, 2019 6:50 am

The Fiji Bus Operators Association says it supports the move by the Land Transport Authority.

LTA’s move is to further modernize the bus industry through a national journey planner.

In a meeting with the Association in Nadi over the weekend, LTA Chief Executive Samuel Simpson said this would radicalise the bus industry.

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Simpson outlined how the system would be set up and how it would improve the experience of travelling by bus with real-time information.

Available at the fingertips through a mobile application, it would allow travellers to plan their trips with more certainty.

On introduction, the application will show travellers when each bus is due, how full those buses are and how much the journey will cost.

The meeting was also attended by Vodafone Fiji Chief Operating Officer Ronald Prasad who updated operators on electronic ticketing issues and addressed outstanding concerns.

He says improvements to the electronic ticketing system include customizing the software, introducing direct bank top-ups and increasing the number of self-service vending machines.

FBOA General Secretary, Rohit Latchan says they fully support the national journey planner initiative and welcome direct bank top-ups for e-ticket cards.

The journey planner initiative will be rolled out to other transport sectors as well.

 

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