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#7281 Coreyburger

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 05:45 PM

Why can't we just get something like this: https://vancouversun...r-your-keychain

Compass uses Cubic's system, which takes a long time and a lot of money to setup. So BC Transit wants to skip right past that to tap your phone, but that isn't quite there yet



#7282 kxl

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 10:55 PM

There are heaps of vending machines that accept coins, credit cards, tap pay, and cash. What makes an entire vending machine cost $4,000 but a single fare box on a bus $13,000?


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#7283 Mike K.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 06:26 AM

No, but you do have to show a driver a slip of paper. No payment kiosk necessary there at all.

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#7284 FogPub

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Posted Yesterday, 03:08 PM

Idea for BC Transit for next year's lighted truck parade:

 

Last night the BC Transit bus in the parade ran empty except for the driver.  BCT could run some sort of draw during the preceding week, with the entry "fee" being a food donation and the prize being tickets for two to ride on the decorated bus, total maybe ten prizes so max. 20 people on the bus thus giving lots of space for all.

 

Meet the bus at the Ogden Point parade start, then ride in the parade; the only extra bit for the bus driver would be taking the winners back to Ogden Point after festivities wind up at Western Speedway.

 

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#7285 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

good idea.  



#7286 sebberry

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Posted Yesterday, 04:08 PM

the only extra bit for the bus driver would be taking the winners back to Ogden Point after festivities wind up at Western Speedway.

 

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Maybe they could just get a free pass to take transit back to their homes?


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#7287 Daveyboy

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Posted Yesterday, 05:38 PM


 

Maybe they could just get a free pass to take transit back to their homes?

Would Victoria city council approve of such a wasteful expenditure?  It would be necessary to have a special CRD meeting of the whole in order to approve such extravagance!



#7288 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 05:39 PM

Has there been a final tally of how many "free" transit passes were distributed to CoV youth for use during the month of December?



#7289 vortoozo

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Posted Yesterday, 07:12 PM

Why can't we just get something like this: https://vancouversun...r-your-keychain

 

Compass cost $194 million to implement. And still require fareboxes for other payment methods.



#7290 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 08:50 PM

Did I suggest that a Compass-like system would eliminate fare boxes? Some sort of reloadable pass would encourage people who don't regularly take the bus to do so. One of the main reasons I don't take the bus very often is because the current payment methods are antiquated and inconvenient.



#7291 DustMagnet

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Posted Yesterday, 09:15 PM

Has there been a final tally of how many "free" transit passes were distributed to CoV youth for use during the month of December?

 

Free bus passes are like free healthcare clinics - there's always a long wait and often they turn you away because they're full.



 



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