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Use Registered Bus Cards Only, Passengers Urged

  FBOA general secretary Rohit Latchan reiterated the statement by Vodafone Fiji, the card supplier and electronic ticketing administrator, that disposable travel cards are intended for use by non-Fijian residents
17 Jan 2019 10:00
Use Registered Bus Cards Only, Passengers Urged
A passenger scanning her e-ticketing card in one of the buses at the Suva Bus Stand.

 

FBOA general secretary Rohit Latchan reiterated the statement by Vodafone Fiji, the card supplier and electronic ticketing administrator, that disposable travel cards are intended for use by non-Fijian residents and for emergencies – not for daily or regular use.

Vodafone Fiji has said there was a shortage of $2 disposable cards because of unprecedented high demand during the holi- day period. It is understood Vodafone has already issued about 1 million registered eTransport cards, which means almost all

The Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA) is calling on the travelling public to use registered eTransport travellers should already have one.

FBOA’s Rohit Latchan said: “It is more than a year since the e-Transport system was introduced and passengers should be using registered, permanent eTransport cards and topping this up before travelling.

“We cannot afford to carry passengers for free because the bus industry is already fighting for survival,” Mr Latchan said.

FBOA is also urging people to rely less on disposable cards because of its environmental impact, at a time when the country is looking at reducing single-use plastic items.

 



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