Sunday, June 24, 2012

Notching up with the 9 journey cap

The current government said they were going to do something about cost of living. They've said they would do something to make public transport more affordable. Tomorrow they deliver the one thing that will make fares lower until the next fare rise in 6 months time. Changing the 10 journey cap to a 9 journey cap is a tiny tweak to an existing fare saving opportunity that is targeted at those who commute to work full time.

So make the most of this tiny tweak. It's now even cheaper to notch up your go-card. 

Here's how our notching up service works. 
  • I provide the service to people who work in or around the Brisbane CBD on Monday mornings so as to optimize the benefits for the rest of the week. Ideally you will have notched one journey getting to work. 
  • You need to provide me with an unregistered go-card as this protects both of us from infringement of Translink rules as anyone can be the bearer of an unregistered go-card.
  • I charge $1 per notch and the go-card needs to be charged with enough credit to cover the cost of 8-1 zone (off peak) journeys $19.52 or the cost of 9-1 zone (off peak) journeys $21.96 if you have not notched up a journey that morning.
  • Text me your workplace address or a meeting place, I'll meet you around 9am, grab your go-card and $8 or $9, and return it before you finish work. 
The cost of each journey will be $3.44 which is a significant saving! I am eager to get as many go-cards as I can as I have a new strategy that will allow me to notch up go-cards in bulk. This may interest your co-workers?

Michael Swifte
0449 180 465

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, The REAL Zone 1. We rode the boundaries of Zone 1 on our push bikes in order to plot out it's true shape (a bunyip?). Please take the time to observe that it is in no way circular as indicated on the Translink maps. We have discovered that the shifting of zones has occurred all over the Brisbane Metro area. It would be very interesting to see a true map of all zones.