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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The University of New Brunswick is adding a unique feature to its campus ID by harkening back the oldest payment method around, cash.

The new university identification cards double as cash cards that can be used at selected businesses on campus. The new IDs have seemingly been a big hit, as an estimated 1,100 students have already made the switch to the new credential.

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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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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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Need a ride but don’t want to peddle your way across campus? Why not rent a car?

That’s the question posed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where by the start of the fall semester, anyone with a valid UW-Madison ID will be able to check out an electric vehicle to drive around campus.

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peerTransfer, a provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, and Nelnet Inc. a campus commerce services provider for K-12 and higher educational institutions, are now providing clients with real-time payment status updates as part of a deeper platform integration.

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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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