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E-ticket's easier

Source: Lta
Saturday, January 12, 2013

ELECTRONIC ticketing or E-ticketing is a simple method of payment of bus fares. It is done by tapping your e-ticketing card otherwise known as the smart card, over an electronic device mounted beside the driver.

* What is an E-ticketing card (smart card)?

An E-ticketing card (smart card) is a card which is designed in such a way that it is able to store information.

It also can read and write information that can be updated as many times safely.

Bus E-ticketing card is made especially for payment of fares by passengers travelling by bus. This new style of payment will replace the payments of fares using cash. In return passengers will not need to carry cash or loose change.

* Can I pay someone else's bus fare with my E-ticketing card?

Yes, you can use your e-ticketing card to pay for another passengers fare, but for children who are issued with government subsidised fares they cannot pay another student or someone else's bus fare.

* Where can I get an E-ticketing card?

You can get an E-ticket at any Vodafone approved outlet.

* How much does a card cost?

Each new registered e-ticketing card cost $10 and will be used for life. You will then need to top up at a minimum of $5 and with any amount there after.

* What happens when my E-ticketing card runs out of fund?

You can top it up or recharge at any Vodafone approved outlet.

* How do I know when to top up my E-ticketing card?

Once you tap your card across an E-ticketing device a receipt will be issued and it will show the amount you have paid for your fare and the balance that remains in your card. If the amount remaining in the card is low then it needs topping up.

* Can my E-ticketing card be used in other buses apart from the bus which services our area?

Yes it can. E-ticketing cards can be used in any bus anywhere in Fiji provided the bus has an E-ticketing device.

* Where else can my e-ticketing card be used?

In any other public service vehicle which has an electronic ticketing console or device and any other mode of transport approved to use e-ticketing device.

* I am assisted by Social Welfare. Do I get an E-ticketing card too?

Yes you can. You'll need to check with the Social Welfare Department to get your card. All impaired, social welfare assisted, elderly and senior citizens need to make arrangements with the nearest Social Welfare Department.

* When will E-ticketing Start?

E-ticketing will roll out for the general public on January 17, 2013 for the Central area, February 10 for the Western Division and February 20 for the North. By March 17, it will all be on cashless Fiji wide. School children should begin by the starting of the first school term in 2013.

Any Further Enquiries You May Contact the Following:

Phone: 3392166, 3347116

Toll Free Line: 0800 3342 886

Mobile: 9905483, 9905576, 9905584, 9905410, 9286429, 9998008

Fax: 3342884

E-mail: media@lta.com.


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