New smart card for Go George users | Western Cape Government



New smart card for Go George users

16 November 2018

The Go George scheduled bus service launched its new smart card on 15 November 2018. The system was developed by the Department of Transport and Public works in collaboration with the George Municipality to automate fare collection, and to more effectively manage system revenue. Smart card benefits include: reducing the amount of cash handled on buses, speeding up boarding, and more effectively monitoring use patterns. The work that happened behind the scenes to make the new system possible included:

  • developing the business rules and standards,
  • creating awareness in the community about the new system,
  • coordinating the installation of smart card equipment on Go George buses,
  • developing the necessary software,
  • setting up a vendor network where users can purchase and recharge smart cards, and
  • training staff on the technical and soft-skills that are required for the new system to work well.

Smart card information on Go George’s website

Media Enquiries: 

Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570