Posts Tagged ‘Myki’

Contactless payment and myki machines

Contactless payment with credit and debit cards is a technology that scores of retailers across Australia have supported for a number of years – and in December 2015 Public Transport Victoria announced that they would play catch-up and upgrade myki ticket machines to support the same.

New EFTPOS payment terminal fitted to a myki machine, now featuring support for contactless transactions

Myki and a flood of wasted paper

I last wrote about unwanted myki receipts way back in January 2013, but unfortunately the problem still hasn’t been fixed – resulting in bucketloads of money being spent on paper that just gets thrown on the ground.

Unwanted receipts still littering the ground around Myki machines

Fairness in PTV fare evasion penalties?

Over the past few months the subject of Melbourne public transport users fighting their myki fines in court has appeared in the mainstream media a number of times – most recently the case of someone who through they had touched on, received a fine and decided to challenge it, and then had the case dropped by the prosecutor shortly before the court date rolled around. So what is going on?

Authorised Officers talk to a passenger at Albion station

Theft from Metcard and Myki machines

One might think that leaving steel boxes full of cash on an empty railway station platform would be a temptation for criminals – and it is. So how much damage can then do for their meagre returns?

Armaguard crew do a cash pickup at Southern Cross

Two tram trips trigger a stupid Myki bug

Melbourne’s Myki ticketing system is jam packed full of bugs that only happen on strange edge cases, and the other day I stumbled upon one of the early ones – the “tram touch on is treated as a touch off” bug.

New 'Touch on every time you board' stickers on tram doors