Management & Operations

N.Y. MTA to consider switching to smart cards

Posted on October 5, 2004

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering replacing its current farecard system with contactless smart card technology. The Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee (PCAC) released a report Monday recommending to the MTA to start the program. Users of the new technology will wave a microchip-embedded card at subway turnstiles and bus fareboxes instead of swiping. The new system, which takes one-sixth of the time at turnstiles than MetroCards, will streamline fare payment and decrease bus dwell times for transit operators. PCAC Chair James F. Blair stated that it was time for the MTA to take advantage of this technology and make travel more convenient and efficient. Last month, the MTA put aside $43.9 million in capital funds to implement the system, reported New York Newsday. Advocates for the new system fear that the MTA will not use the money as officials have known about the techology for at least seven years.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Transportation workers form coalition to stop driverless buses in Ohio

If transportation authorities introduce autonomous vehicles or wages start to fall, the union will organize a strike, according to union chief.

Setzer named president of transit for Transdev North America

Most recently served as CEO of the company’s Nassau County, N.Y.,  the largest contracted transit system in the U.S.

Bordeaux' 'impressive' mobility options balance modernity and history

French city is excellent example of what trams and integrated public transport can offer to discourage the use of the private car.

 

 

Stantec adds to its transportation, environmental services team

Gilberto Ruiz has more than 25 years of experience working across a wide variety of project types including residential, commercial, public works, and transportation.

Denver RTD approves new fare policies for 2019

The recommended package of fare policy changes is forecasted to reach fare revenue target levels over the next three years.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation