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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Doctoral students at the University of Zurich have released an open-source tool that could broaden the mobile payment process on campus.

The mobile wallet solutions is called CoinBlesk, and is the brainchild of a group of University of Zurich graduates that wanted to deliver mobile payments using two-way Near Field Communication. The student-led project is being implemented in the university’s cafeteria.

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The South Dakota State University student ID has undergone a name change and rebranding. Now called the MyJacks Card, the student credentials maintain their previous functionality but feature a new look.

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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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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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St. Petersburg College and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority have launched the new Universal Pass initiative, which enables SPC students and employees to ride the bus for free by showing their university ID as they board.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Coop bookstore, a retail store serving the campus’ student body, is now accepting bitcoin payments for apparel, textbooks, school supplies and more.

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