Those in Sydney using the Opal card can probably feel some empathy to this situation. It really astounds me how after all these years, we've finally
implemented a contactless ticketing system and yet even though technology has progressed so much, our "smartcard" is oh so smart, but also...so...very...slow.
Okay, maybe I am being a bit picky here (it is only a 2-second delay after all), but really, take Hong Kong for example - the Octopus card is really one of the most impressive I've come across. Not only can you use it on public transport, but you can also buy groceries with it, plus a whole lot more! We still have a lot to learn Australia...