CAT to Get New Fare Smartcards

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) is looking at a new smartcard fare system, reports Sean Tubbs of Charlottesville Tomorrow. The new systems, due to be installed in about nine months, will take both cash and smartcards that can debit the fare automatically when passengers tap them against an electronic sensor.

Even as CAT moves to implement new fare technology, the article points out that ridership is still down from last year.

The new smartcard fare system comes from British Columbia-based Fare Logistics the US-based Trapeze Group . The  video below demonstrates a similar system for Collier Valley Florida transit, also known as CAT.

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