Friday, July 11, 2014

This Friday Afternoon In Snookland...Do They Take The Compass Card At the Helijet?

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Well, well, well...

Whaddy'a know:

TransLink is facing further delays in its beleaguered Compass Card program, citing recurring problems with the speed and reliability of its card readers on buses.

The transportation authority says it won't even know until October when it expects to roll out the Compass Card system to the public, raising even more controversy around the program, which is already a year behind schedule and over budget.

But Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey insists the program is not in jeopardy, and said Cubic Transportation Systems -- the system's contractor -- just needs more time to work out the technical issues.

{snippety doo-dah}

...Kelsey said field testing has shown the bus card readers -- or mobile validators -- on buses are taking longer than anticipated to scan the Compass cards, up from the target of 0.3 seconds to several seconds. There are also problems with the tapping in and out of the cards on buses, with Translink estimating an eight per cent to 10 per cent error rate on the mobile validators.

In some cases, the bus validators will not register a tap out, which means some passengers would be charged a three-zone fare when they may only travel one zone, he said...


{snippety doodle-dandy}

Kelsey insists the project's budget, which rose from $171.3 million to $194 million, will not increase as Cubic is responsible for the cost of fixing the problems. TransLink will not pay Cubic, he added, until the program is working efficiently...



That was from Kelly Sinoski of the VSun.

And the comments attached to the piece are particularly interesting in their outrage directed at Translink.

But here's something....

How come know one is talking about, or reporting on, the very, very, very fine folks who helped 'sell' the system to Translink in the first place?


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7 comments:

sd said...

When a reporter asked Kelsey about critics of the program he likened it to sports where some people like you and others may not.

Lew said...

In sports, when you don't perform you get cut from the team.

e.a.f. said...

ah gee, another D. and C. show. Looks like they cleaned out the provincial bank account. You really wonder how D could have been so stupid, when you think of the position he held. of course we know what C. is now doing. Still screwing the taxpayers, but this time on the federal dime in London.

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Anonymous said...

dont yu mean if you dont prrform you get thrown under the bus.?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your long memory!
BC was sold up the river long ago.

Anonymous said...

House of cards.?

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