Ministry Of Transport Working To Make All Public Bus Terminals Cashless
The Ministry of Transport is working to make all public bus terminals in Malaysia cashless by using the e-wallet system
In a report by Bernama, Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said that the cashless ticket purchase system would be implemented in stages as not all bus terminals have administered the centralised ticketing system (CTS) yet.
"If possible, we want all terminals to go cashless, but we also need to look at the facilities available and condition at the terminal," he was quoted as saying by Free Malaysia Today yesterday, 22 January.
"So those without CTS facility will take more time."
Bus companies will also be required to go cashless
According to Bernama, Loke said that bus companies, especially stage bus operators who received subsidy from the government, will need to implement a cashless ticket purchase system.
He added that express bus companies would be able to do the same as some major bus terminals have already adopted the system.
So far, there are two bus terminals with such cashless facilities
These include the Terminal Amanjaya in Ipoh and the Southern Integrated Terminal (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur, which launched the cashless purchase of tickets via e-wallets today, 23 January.
In response to TBS's move, Loke said that it is in line with the Transport Ministry's aim to digitalise transport services.