Heads up, bus travellers in Hanoi! The Bus Rapid Transport system is finally having card readers installed.
Spotted one being installed this morning at Kim Ma. More details as I get them.
UPDATE: The card reader being installed at Kim Ma bus station has been mysteriously removed. Yesterday (Monday) there was someone beside the turnstile with a clip board apparently, I surmise, recording whether people were using cash or bus cards. Goodness knows what BRT are up to now. I will try to find out more shortly.