My very last metcard finally ran out on the weekend while I was in Canberra.
Today will be my first day back at work after the weekend and I'm going to have to use my myki.
Although I got a myki card over a year ago, I have resisted using it because of all the problems that have beleaguered the electronic ticketing system. I hope it doesn't fail me today.
I've used 'smart cards' for public transport in other cities. In Helsinki, commuters are assumed to be honest and public transport authorities have abandoned gates at stations and do not require people to 'touch off' at their destination.
I think similar initiatives here would stop bottlenecks like this: