Students in the Douglas County School District will soon pay for their bus rides to and from school using a ZPASS, an ID card driven by radio frequency technology, according to a community newspaper article.
The project, which is set to offset shortfalls resulting from the statewide recession, will see to the district wide installation of readers on every school bus, which will capture the student rider’s ZPASS card information.
Every 3 months, families will receive an invoice detailing the number of times their student(s) rode the bus. The charges are 50 cents per-ride, so $1.00 for a round trip – to and from school.
The first issued card is free and a replacement for a lost or stolen card will cost $5 each.
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