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Winnipeg Transit: Peggo Cards May Disappear

Winnipeg Transit: Peggo Cards May Disappear

In the future, buses in Winnipeg could also operate without the Peggo ticket system.

Transit is hiring a consultant for $275,000 to make recommendations for improvements to the way bus riders pay for their fares.

Kirk Cumming, IT manager at Transit, says several options are being considered, including using credit cards, debit cards and phones.

Cummings says they want to make payments faster, easier and more convenient and offer more ways to pay for a ride.

“I think our goal is to implement something that is modern and meets customer expectations,” Cummings said. “We are looking at digital payment options.”

After its launch in 2016, the Peggo system had a budget of $17 million and several travelers experienced problems topping up their cards.