PTV report highlights

The Public Transport Victoria Annual Report 2012-13 shows Victorians are embracing myki cards but still evading fares

By Amie Hickland | October 28, 2013

Myki cards and fare evasions are some of the matters highlighted in the Public Transport Victoria Annual Report 2012-13.

More than 5.7 million myki cards have now been issued to customers and the system is processing more than 6 million touch ons each week.

The report also says there was an increase in fare evasion from 9.4 per cent in October 2012 to 11.9 per cent in May 2013 across the metropolitan network.

Public Transport Victoria Chair and Chief Executive Ian Dobbs says - in his foreword - the year has seen many changes.

"Our focus has been broad, taking into account how the entire metropolitan and regional networks operate, and precise, looking at how the smallest improvement can benefit the individual passenger," he says.

"We restructured bus networks to better connect with trains, and coordinated orders for metropolitan trains and trams as well as regional carriages."

Bus Association of Victoria Executive Director Chris Lowe declined to comment on the report.

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