Adelaide, Australia has announced plans to implement a smart card transit system by 2013, according to adelaidenow.com.au.
Transport Minister Patrick Conlon made the announcement today, putting the $30 million project in the hands of ATLAS, which has installed similar systems in Houston and Montreal.
With the new system, passengers can add money to smart cards as needed and wave them in front of an on-board terminal to pay for a ride.
According to Conlon, paper tickets and magnetic cards will still be accepted on public transport after the contactless overhaul.
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