Winnipeg Transit smart-card system ready by summer, officials say
Transit will conduct final testing of system in spring before it goes into bus fleet by summer
The much-delayed smart card system for Winnipeg Transit buses will be on the streets early this summer, say city officials.
The $17.74 million system was originally supposed to roll out in June 2013 but technological issues kept pushing the date back.
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Transit will conduct final testing of the system this spring before it goes into the city's fleet of buses, heralded by a marketing campaign that will explain how it works.
The card — which can be topped up by phone or online with a credit card — will be available at Shoppers Drug Mart, 7-Eleven and Winnipeg Transit offices.