Mexico City government officials have devised the plans to roll out a new multimodal transit system card that will enable riders to seamlessly pay for region’s Metro and Metrobus service, according to Fox News.
The Federal District Card will cost 15 pesos (approx. $1.15) and allow the transit system to carry riders more efficiently. Mexico City officials said the new electronic ticketing system will function similar to the Calypso system currently being used in Hong Kong, Quebec, London, Lisbon, Paris and Venice.
The Federal District’s government has already invested nearly $1.45 million to upgrade the software and hardware of the Collective Metro System and 2 million cards are already prepared for sale.
However, officials did not say exactly when the new system would go into operation, only that the change would come “in the next few weeks.”
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