AN e-ticketing system that caters for all areas of bus fare collection has been installed.
Foneology director James Trusler installed the first Foneology passenger management system in a Tacirua Transport bus.
This after the initial system did not meet the expectations of the Fiji Bus Operators Association, said its president Richard Lal.
"We did a research and a better system was identified," he said. "This system provides a complete solution to collecting fares."
A total of 589 students were initially targeted under the first phase of the program in 11 different schools.
Ministry of Works, Transport and Public Utilities spokesman Iliesa Sokia had attributed the delay to technical problems.
The program was targeted for the beginning of the second school term.
Mr Trusler said the system would track and improve the buses, which would now print tickets and count passengers as they board.
Apart from the prepaid card, the e-ticketing system will also cater for driver cards, bus checker cards and accept cash.
Prepaid cards include those for adults, students, children and concession exemption cards.
Mr Trusler said they would install 30 machines beginning next week.
No date has been announced on when the scheme will start.