Archive for September, 2014

Sydney’s multimodal PT ticketing (or lack thereof)

As somebody who has grown up with a public transport ticketing system that lets you ride the entire network with a single ticket, Sydney’s service disruption messages focus on something that is apparently trivial – where your ticket is valid. So why is this so important?

Ticket barriers at Edgecliff station

Rebalancing Melbourne Bike Share bicycles

Managing the Melbourne Bike Share system should be easy – users pick up a bicycle from their local station, go for a ride, and then check it back in at their destination. However in the real world it is more complex – there needs to be a mix of spare bikes and empty docking bays available at each location. So how is this achieved?

Businessman rents a Melbourne Bike Share bike