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MyWay (ticketing system)

The MyWay card is a form of electronic ticketing used on public transport services within Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. It is promoted by Transport for Canberra and is valid on Action buses.

MyWay is the pre-purchased ticketing system operated by the ACT government for use on ACTION buses. It uses contactless smart cards with MIFARE-Technology onto which credit is loaded. Passengers are required to 'tag on' when boarding the bus and 'tag off' when exiting, at which point the appropriate fare is calculated and, if required, deducted from the stored value on the MyWay card. MyWay cards were made available to ACT Seniors Card-holders on 21 February 2011 and released to the remainder of the community on 7 March 2011.

The MyWay system uses Parkeon software and equipment including Wayfarer 200 consoles and Axio card readers. The system was built and installed by Parkeon's Australian distributor, Downer EDI. Instead of being developed from scratch, MyWay was adapted from Transperth's SmartRider system which also uses Parkeon hardware and software.

A further 5% discount (for single-trip fares) applies if a MyWay card is topped up using direct debit or BPAY.

The card was issued to the general community including school and tertiary students on Monday, 7 March 2011. Cash fares will continue to apply and there will be a transition period until Monday, 11 April 2011 for people to transfer to the new system.