School Opal Card – Help Busways to Help You!
An important requirement of the School Opal Card is the need for students to Tap On and Tap Off when they travel to and from school.
Opal data gathered by tapping on and off is used to determine demand for bus
services. If students don’t Tap On and Tap Off, services may be cancelled due to the
lack of recorded patronage.
With this in mind, we remind students that tapping on and off at the beginning and
end of each trip is one of the conditions of using a School Opal Card. This in turn
helps us ensure we are able to provide the appropriate level of service to PCS
To further promote the use of the School Opal Card, Busways will also be conducting
checks on School Opal Cards over the coming months. All students travelling on
buses to and from school will be required to show their Card and ensure they Tap
On and Tap Off every time they catch the bus. Students without an Opal Card will be
provided with a brochure to take home identifying how they can get an Opal Card.
Please have your Opal Cards ready to show with morning and afternoon boarding to
ensure minimal delays to bus departure times.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.