Bus passengers say card-swipe payment is too fast

While most drivers of Cuenca’s municipal buses praise the new pre-loaded card payment system for saving time, some passengers say the new cashless system is, in fact, too fast. They complain that they don’t have time to get to their seat before buses leave the curb. Payment with old coin payment system took longer, they say, giving most passengers time to find a seat. “Before, when people paid with money, it took more time for people to put coins into the machine,” said one passenger. “Sometimes, people needed to get change from other passengers and this took more time. Now…

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