Calgary has announced plans to implement a smart card payment system for public transportation by 2012, according to the Calgary Herald. Senior transit planner Neil McKendrick announced that the new system will be modeled after the popular Oyster Card scheme in London.
Later this year Calgary will begin the search for companies to begin work on the projected $7 million project. Calgary transit hopes the new system will encourage wider use of public transportation while curbing fare evasion.
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