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Mobile Transit Passes Coming Soon to Washington and NYC

Excerpt from Washington Post

Jan 09, 2014 11:20 am

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This is the logical evolution of mobile and mass transit. Let’s get on with it.

— Dennis Schaal

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Transit riders in Washington and New York are inching closer to a world that doesn’t require a paper or plastic farecard to hop on a train or ride a bus.

In Washington, Metro announced Wednesday that it will begin a pilot program later this year testing a new electronic fare payment system at rail stations, on buses and at its parking garages. The transit agency said it had awarded a $184 million contract to Accenture, a management consulting and technology company, to replace the current fare system.

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