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Make Smarter card use mandatory on JUTC buses

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 12:26 AM


Whatever plans the Government has for the improvement of the bus system, the system of collection of fares needs to be reviewed. On a number of occasions I have seen drivers collect fares from passengers but do not issue them tickets, yet persons who use the Smarter cards receive a ticket when they swipe their cards. This practice deprives the Government of much-needed funds to improve the service. The Government needs to make it mandatory for the use of the Smarter cards on the buses. In that way, they are then assured of much-needed revenue.