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Canadian transit agency to test smart cards

Andy Williams   ||   Jun 04, 2009  ||   ,

Some 200 University of Alberta, Canada employees who ride Edmonton’s Light Rail Transit between the university’s three campuses, will soon get to pilot a contactless transit card. The employees will be given preloaded, plastic cards that they can tap against readers installed at some of the stops.

Transit security will also be equipped with portable card readers, allowing them to scan the passengers’ smart cards to insure they’ve paid for the trip. While the pilot can be expanded to include more LRT riders, it was noted that installing card readers in the city’s buses would be expensive.

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