Peggo cards faulty: union

Winnipeg Free Press - - NEWS -

THE union rep­re­sent­ing Win­nipeg tran­sit driv­ers es­ti­mates newer fare boxes could be cost­ing the city a lot of money in lost fares.

The Amal­ga­mated Tran­sit Union says there are still glitches with the Peggo card sys­tem that’s been in place now for a year.

The city de­layed im­ple­ment­ing the tech­nol­ogy un­til prob­lems were worked out with the man­u­fac­turer.

The union says in some cases Peggo cards or the ac­tual fare boxes are still not work­ing and riders are told to sit down with­out pay­ing.

The union says the prob­lems also have cost the city money in over­time for re­pairs.

City coun­cil­lor Jan­ice Lukes says she has heard com­plaints from res­i­dents.

For now she’s urg­ing peo­ple to be pa­tient be­cause it takes a long time to work out such bugs.

She also points out the city has with­held about $2.5 mil­lion from the man­u­fac­turer un­til the issues are re­solved.

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