Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Pitt upgrades campus card, prepares for new transit system

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The University of Pittsburgh has partnered together with the Port Authority of Allegheny County, as part of a regional transit partnership, where the two test a new smart card fare system, according to a local news brief.

The university recently upgraded its Panther Card to compatible with the authority’s new ConnectCard system, which now translates into unlimited bus and light-rail rides for its 40,000 students, faculty and staff.


Pitt riders should see the new system in effect next week. The Port Authority of Allegheny County said that if all goes well with the initial testing it plans to expand the cashless fare system to other riders.

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