The Queensland government has announced the distribution of the two millionth go card for its contactless ticketing system.
Operated by Cubic Transportation Systems, the system is now logging more than 3 million trips a week – 80% of which are taken with go cards, according to Cubic.
First rolled out three-years ago, the Queensland project covers an area of 10,000 square kilometers, stretching from Brisbane to the coast, north to Noosa and south to the New South Wales border.
To commemorate the milestone, Queensland’s Transport Minister, Annastacia Palaszczuk, presented a “multiplatinum” plaque to one of the top 10 go card retailers in the state. The milestone was achieved with the support of the many retailers who make up the largest smart card retail network in Australia, Palaszczuk said
“We have undertaken significant investment across the go card distribution network resulting in a 150% growth in the past 18 months,” she said.
“The travel data provided by go card is helping us to provide more frequent and reliable public transport, including 150,000 weekly train seats and 50,000 additional weekly bus seats we added to the TransLink network this month,” Palaszczuk added.