Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Philly public schools adding transit to existing contactless IDs

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Student cards already serve attendance, access control

To use a transportation analogy, three separate tracks are coming together in Philadelphia to form a very interesting student ID and public transit solution.

On track number one, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority is preparing to launch an open loop fare collection system that will enable commuters to pay for rides using a variety of different payment methodologies.

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