Cyndee x over 4 years ago

It would be so great to have a mobile app for your phone instead of having to stand in line to purchase a bus pass or pay $2 for it to be mailed to you. Maybe this would increase the frequency of ontime busses so folks dont have to stand around and feed their change to the meter and make us late. The fare increase requiring change will only make the travel longer and in 2015 the regional card will g up by 30% I dont know about you--but the cost of living increase and hourly wage is not increasing by 30%. The consultant is obviously not a full time bus rider!!!

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JohnMichael Vincent Cortez admin over 4 years ago

Great idea and good news: Capital Metro is working on this now. Here is a recent article about the project:

https://www.bytemark.co/news/2013/05/29/bytemark-develop-official-mobile-ticketing-system-austin%E2%80%99s-capital-metro-transit-ser

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Robin x over 3 years ago

Umm but who is going to buy, fund/upkeep and distribute all of those phones around the Capital Metro service area. If people are scrambling for change, there could be the possibility that they are poor and public transportation is there only means of transportation.

I realize the consultant was shallow and naive. She is an expert both because she does not live here and does not have to ride this very same transit system after her handiwork is implemented. But we also cannot afford (in a real sense) to be unaware of the economic plight of others.

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Robin x over 3 years ago

Another solution for ontime buses includes the agency requiring the drivers not to take personal time when the vehicles are in service. Other Texas public transit agencies already implement this as a condition of employment. Their drivers have an 'easy' choice for a paycheck. We continuine providing too much freedom and permission!!

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lem lemiton about 1 month ago

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