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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A month-old security policy at Emerson College, called Tap and Go already has some off-campus students raising safety and usability concerns.

Under the new system, everyone entering an Emerson campus building must tap their IDs or be signed in. The policy also mandates that the outside doors of residence halls be locked automatically, requiring a campus ID to enter, according to a report in the Berkeley Beacon.

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The new IDs will be used to gain access to building and study rooms on campus both during and after hours.

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HID Global and Vanderbilt University have partnered to install a new access control system that leverages smartphones and Bluetooth Smart. The new pilot aims to demonstrate mobile’s capabilities as a convenient and compelling alternative to opening doors.

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Students at Slippery Rock University are questioning the installation of credit card reader on campus vending machines, along with the added fees they will carry.

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