Caracas.- The National Urban Transport Fund Foundation (Fontur) has activated a new digital ticket card, the new T-Ticket, with which users will be able to pay for boarding public transport units more conveniently.
The National Urban Transport Fund Foundation (Fontur) has activated the new digital ticket card, T-Ticket, with which users will be able to pay for boarding public transport units more conveniently.
Fontur President Eloy Sulbaran informed of the measure on Monday. “The direction is to move towards digital ticketing,” the official said.
“This T-ticket is a tool that will protect the Venezuelan bolívar,” said Sulbarán, who explained that the card would allow users to use the Caracas Metro, the Integral System of Superficial Transportation, the Metrobus and Transmiranda.
An agreement would have been signed with the carriers to implement a pilot scheme for this new ticket payment format. In this sense, they indicated that they have already signed contracts with several operators to implement T-tickets throughout the country.
Several card promoters have highlighted the usefulness of this system. Users will use electronic devices to cancel tickets without cash.
José Luis Trocel, president of the United Transport Front (FUT) in Aragua, expects an increase in fares.
Trossell said in an interview for Union Radio, “We are asking that the rate table be reactivated, because the rate we have is not even enough to sustain the units.”
Trossell stressed that the current rate is not enough to sustain the units and does not provide planning efficiencies. Therefore, they argued that the ticket price should be increased so that they can continue their operation.
Other problems affecting union members are fuel and spare parts shortages for units.