Monday, December 08, 2014


My local transit authority will finally unveil its new fare system. Presumably it'll be better than the current token system and paper transfer system, if it works, but there are details I haven't heard that worry me. It appears transfers still won't be free. A system like this should allow a fare to cover a boarding on any bus/subway/trolley within some time frame (an hour, probably). In London, a lot of convenience is added by the fact that instead of requiring people to buy daily or weekly passes (at least for some travel zones), the card just maxes out at the daily fare and stops charging you.