The problem of card conversion in urban public transportation continues in Izmir: Problems are being continued due to the necessity of adapting the cards used in public transportation to the renewed system.
The necessity of adapting the cards used in public transportation in Izmir to the renewed system due to the company change causes a lot of traffic, especially in front of the counters where the conversion process is made in the morning.
After the operation of the electronic fee collection system in İzmir was transferred to another company after the renewed tender, problems have been experienced since June 1, due to the incomplete adaptation of the cards used in bus, subway, light rail and sea transportation to the new system.
In the studies carried out by Kartaş, the related institution of the Metropolitan Municipality, and the tenderer for the system, the validators in the bus, the rail system and the ferry port have been adapted to the new system, but the public transportation cards of the citizens have to be adapted to this system.
Due to this necessity, the citizens who want to adapt their cards to the new system, especially the Izmir Metro and İZBAN stations, which have been activated in the morning, form long queues in front of the toll booths at the ferry ports and bus transfer centers.
Installation points are insufficient
Inadequate loading points to public transport cards after the transformation in the system also cause problems.
Due to the continuation of the adaptation of the loading devices at the toll and the dealers to the system change and the fact that this operation is made only at some transfer stations, those who do not have sufficient balance are allowed to use the public transportation vehicles.