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Cubic wins L.A. regional smart card contract

Posted on April 13, 2005

Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. received contracts to provide central computer and clearinghouse integrations for the Universal Fare System, the Cubic-designed regional transit smart card-based fare collection system that will connect transportation systems across Los Angeles County. The future smart card, called "TAP," will give riders a cashless, more convenient way to travel and transfer between Metro, the commuter rail line Metrolink and any of nine L.A. County bus operators. L.A. Metro's Regional Central Data Collection system will provide the regional back office and clearinghouse functions needed to perform funds settlement and financial reconciliation and manage data for the regional participants.

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