July 30, 2012

Pa. transit mulls swipe cards for seniors

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Officials told citizensvoice.com that the Luzerne County Transportation Authority may consider issuing swipe cards to senior citizens to prevent bus drivers from being able to manipulate ridership totals. The move is being considered in response to allegations that drivers are counting "ghost riders" to increase state funding.

The cards, however, might not be needed, because the authority has approved $600,000 for installation of automated people counters on buses, set to be operational later this year. For the full story, click here.

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