Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Vanderbilt extends free rides to graduate students

Friday, August 15, 2008

A swipe of their student ID card is all graduate students at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., will need to ride the bus to school for free. The service, which has been available to Vandy’s employees for four years, was extended to these 5,500 students because most of them live off campus which means a daily commute.

The program is offered in conjunction with the city’s Metro Transit Authority, but the university pays for the ride. Read more here[end] 

The education authority of China has revealed plans to assign every primary and secondary student in the country with a unique ID number.

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered its disparate, provincial education departments to work with public security authorities to verify student IDs in their respective jurisdictions. The new initiative will begin with students that are soon to graduate from primary, junior and senior high schools.

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As many as 250,000 students in Jakarta may lose their academic subsidies after the Jakarta Regional Legislative Council rejected the city administration’s request for a larger budget for the Jakarta Smart Card program.

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In Georgia, Chattooga County School officials are planning to use new student ID cards to help track students as they board and depart school buses.

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Universities nationwide have embraced the off-campus capabilities of their ID cards, opening the door for vendors to offer their services to the student population. The result of these efforts is a growing roster of merchants and a rather impressive list of discount opportunities.

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University of Queensland students who use public transit to get to campus can be fined $227 if they fail to present the new Tertiary Transport Concession Card, their university ID and their Go Card while using public transport.

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The state road transport of Kolhapur, a province of southwest India, is simplifying student travel with a new smart card system and production facility.

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