Department of Transport
Draft amendments to Regulations Relating to Integrated Fare Systems have been drawn up.
The transport department published the draft amendments in Government Gazette 44274 for comment.
They were drafted in terms of the National Land Transport Act.
The Regulations came into effect in 2011.
They set down requirements for the automated fare collection (AFC) system for any public transport system.
In the draft amendments, new definitions on account based ticketing fare collection system are proposed.
The draft amendments also seek to delete the definition on “AFC data structure” and insert a new definition on “AFC Guidelines”.
New definitions on “Bank issued fare media” are also proposed.
A new Regulation 3 on requirements for AFC system implementation in public transport is proposed.
It sets down the minimum requirements for AFC system implementation in public transport in order to achieve an integrated AFC system for public transport that is compatible and interoperable nationally.
An amendment to Regulation 4 is also proposed by the insertion of a new subregulation (2) stipulating that any legacy AFC system must be able to accept ABT issued fare media and bank issued fare media within three years of the date of publication of the regulations.
Comment is invited within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice.