Shadow Minister for Public Transport, David Hodgett
Because Transport Minister Jacinta Allan seems to have no idea about how to improve the Myki system, the Liberal Nationals Coalition will be referring the retendering process to the Victorian Auditor General and the Victorian Ombudsman.
The retendering of this contract is an opportunity to improve the system for Victorian public transport users through use of new technologies such as tap-and-go credit cards or smartphone applications. We should be aiming to make this system better, not just keep it the same.
At Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates hearings today, Jacinta Allan was unable to provide any new ideas on how to improve the beleaguered Myki system.
There are reports that Jacinta Allan is about to sign-up Victorians for another decade of Myki without even considering other system operators such as London’s proven Oyster card.
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