University

Boston universities unveil taxi fare card

Posted on December 3, 2012

Students at two Boston universities are getting around town easily and securely using their campus ID cards, thanks to a new partnership between CBORD, a provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, and Creative Mobile Technologies (CMT), a supplier of in-taxi media and payment technologies.

Emerson College and Suffolk University students can now pay for taxi rides using campus card funds, thanks to an integration of CBORD's UGryd commerce platform and CMT's cutting-edge taxi cab payment system.

Emerson and Suffolk students already rely on their campus cards for purchases on campus and off. Emerson College uses CBORD's CS Gold campus card system, while Suffolk University uses CBORD's Odyssey PCS system. Both card systems feature a full integration with CBORD's UGryd commerce platform, extending the campus card's power to local area merchants. Now students simply swipe their cards at CMT's in-taxi payment terminals, available in 1,200 of the city's taxis, to pay for rides and tips using campus card funds.

Student services and security were driving factors for both universities when rolling out the solution. Students enjoy the convenience of paying for a variety of goods and services with their campus cards. Cashless payments also improve security by giving students another easy way to pay for safe transportation to and from their destinations.

"Previously, Emerson offered vouchers through our Public Safety Department to help students pay for taxi rides and bill them to their student accounts," said Thomas Doyle, assistant director, business services, Emerson College. "Paying with the campus card is more convenient for everyone involved, and our students have received it enthusiastically. We have been steadily expanding our off-campus program for some time, and this taxi payment integration is a great addition."

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

More News

Wis. university partners with ETA, REI for intelligent transit system

Overall rider satisfaction has increased due to the availability of real-time arrival predictions via public and mobile websites, as well as the newly-launched SPOT mobile app.

W. Virginia U.'s personal rapid transit system closes for summer

The university will continue to modernize the system through a variety of system upgrades and maintenance activities, such as the installation of the new train control infrastructure and the replacement of select electrical gear. The system will re-open in August.

U. of Arkansas transit system to run Saturdays

The expanded service is possible thanks to an additional $55,000 in funding from the city of Fayetteville this year.

University student creates new tool for visualizing transit

Transit Visualization Client, or TRAVIC, takes public data from 249 transportation networks, across five continents, and puts them onto one, animated map.

Auburn U. Tiger Transit drivers vote to unionize

The drivers have voted to unionize in attempt to get more affordable health care, higher wages and respect in the workplace, according to a report.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

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

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close