E-ticketing data to determine bus services
November 8, 2017 12:00 am
Data collected by the e-ticketing system will serve as a base to determine various aspects of bus services.
Independent Bus Fare Review Committee chair, Joel Abraham says firstly the revenue generated by the bus industry has been captured through this system.
Abraham says this was lacking previously and a true depiction of revenue couldn’t be determined.
He adds the data will also assist in determining the travel patterns of bus routes.
“One submission raised issues about overloading of passengers and standing passengers and why people were charged the same fare if they were standing. Through the data, we will be able to look at what is the travel patterns in the morning and should the frequency change.”
Abraham says the e-ticketing system will provide a platform to discuss issues with relevant on hand information, resulting into effective solutions.
Meanwhile, the last face-to-face consultation are currently on-going at Nausori’s Syria Park and will finish at 2pm, after which a second session will commence from 5pm to 7pm.
Those who are unable to attend these consultations are advised to send views to [email protected] or text their views to 336, free of charge.
The committee is also taking submissions on P.O. Box 5031, Raiwaqa.