by Iain Roberts on 12 September, 2017
Two years ago, when I was on the TfGM Committee, I spoke to the Manchester Evening News about the mess that was being made of travel smart cards. More than a decade on from the Oyster card being introduced in London, Manchester had a mess of poorly-working tickets, cards, apps and payment options that no-one understood, but it could and should be done much better.
Labour councillors on the committee literally lined up to denounce me for daring to criticise them.
Now we have the My Get Me There card launched by Mayor Andy Burnham and Sushil Nash has written a pretty blunt piece that’s got a lot of attention on the internet titled “A beginner’s guide to using My Get Me There: Manchester’s hilarious attempt at reinventing London’s Oyster Card.”
I wonder if those Labour councillors who attacked me for speaking out will still be telling us that everything is fine.9 Comments