Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Vanderbilt swipes campus cards for taxi fare

Monday, April 26, 2010

Vanderbilt University’s Student Government unveiled a new taxi payment system that enables students to swipe their Commodore Cards to pay for cab rides.


The new program arose from a partnership between the Vanderbilt Student Government, the Commodore Card office and Taxi USA. Approximately 200 taxis will be equipped with Commodore Card readers to allow students to pay their cab fare.

This summer students will have access to 20 cabs outfitted with the new system to test its effectiveness before the official launch in the fall.

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Thompson Rivers University has decided to make the jump to a one card credential for its students, merging a number of campus services into a new student identification card.

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