Displaying items by tag: Myki

Victorian bus provider Ventura has launched a new Demand Responsive Transport service and corresponding urban mobility app available to residents in the outer Melbourne subsurbs of Rowville and Ferntree Gully.

Published in Mobility

Users of Android smartphones in Victoria will have an advantage over their iPhone compatriots due to the fact that the recently provided functionality to use a myki on a smartphone is limited to Google's mobile operating system.

Published in Apps

The Malaysian Government’s public transport regulator has awarded a $27 million contract to Melbourne-based global smart booking, ticketing and payment solutions company Vix Technology.

Published in Deals

Victoria’s Auditor-General has issued a scathing report on the state’s trouble-plagued myki public transport ticketing system ahead of the re-tender of the contract for operating the system.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:57

Victorian Government reveals revamped ICT strategy

During the last two decades or so, successive Victorian Governments have been keen on ICT industry strategy, but the Baillieu Government has now revealed how it plans to improve its own use of technology.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 13:16

Melbourne's Myki leaks credit card info

Another problem has come to light concerning Melbourne's much-criticised Myki public transport fares system, with credit card information being exposed.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:22

Myki: The mess that keeps on messing (updated)

1.1 million Myki cards will be replaced in response to the announcement that they can be cloned.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:06

myki: a classic case of computerised incompetence

COMMENT Every major city in a developed country has a smartcard for use on its public transport system. Indeed, if one were to raise the question of whether such a system exists in a given city, one would be looked at askance.

Friday, 12 March 2010 10:10

Myki meets its match and finds a solution

A possible solution for the much maligned and equally broken Myki has surfaced.
Published in Strategy
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Thursday, 21 January 2010 17:08

Is the Myki card even remotely legal?

This is pure speculation, but on the face of it, the Myki card appears to be equivalent to any bank-issued debit or credit card.  If that's true, the Myki card system may-well be in contravention of the banking laws of Australia.



Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 11:59

Myki website developers (partially) fess-up

Although creating the main informational pages, the developers of the Myki website assert they had no part in the development of the card processing sub-site.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 18 January 2010 05:27

Kosky resigns, was Myki the final straw?

At 11am today, Transport Minister Lynn Kosky announced her resignation as a Minister in the Victorian State Government.

Published in Technology Regulation
Sunday, 17 January 2010 11:29

The unbearable lightness of being Myki

Browsing the press, blogosphere and twitterverse, it becomes clear that Minister Kosky’s decision to launch Myki (for trains only) was a big mistake.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Saturday, 09 January 2010 20:17

Myki: I see dead people!

When you're a new system, people expect you to be perfect; few new systems achieve this and Myki hasn't disappointed.  In fact it has excelled at not disappointing!

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 09:17

Myki is for the trains (only)

As expected, Minister Lynn Kosky announced at 1pm today that Myki would be available for immediate use on Melbourne's train network.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 07:15

We need integrated ticketing, instead we get Myki

One would have thought that if the Victorian Government was proud of Myki, they'd be shouting its virtues from every rooftop.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 06:58

Myki: Rolling Stock or Laughing Stock?

Victorian Transport Minister Lynn Kosky continues to support the totally unsupportable.  In total fear of electoral defeat, she pushes the wondrous Myki upon the public as if it would be the saviour of both Public Transport AND the state Labor Party.  Particularly the latter.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 04:32

The Very Un-fare Myki

Myki's lateness now has the official stamp of approval.  Victorian State Public Transport Minster Lynne Kosky has finally stated the bleeding obvious – that it's late, will cost a lot more and that they're worried it might cost them the next election.
Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 17:44

Someone took the Myki a while ago!

Myki is a carcass.  All we’re waiting for is the medical examiner to ‘pronounce,’ and the undertaker to drag it away.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 02 March 2008 09:27

Taking the Myki

Myki is the all-new public ticketing system about to be rolled out in Victoria.  Or is it? 
Published in Home Tech

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