Beatrice Middle School located in Nebraska kicked off the 2010-2011 school year with the pilot testing of The Boltage Program, which according to a local newspaper, employs RFID technology to reward those who ride their bike or walk to school.
Both students and staff are allowed in on the program that tallies the miles commuters take to and from school. As they come onto campus, solar powered readers capture information registered on a laminated tag hanging from their backpack. Points are then accumulated at the end of the month, awarding prizes based on how much they have been walking or biking.
The program is strictly voluntary and officials say that the RFID reports only numbers and identification is protected.
By signing onto the program the middle school was able to receive grant money to better its health and fitness initiatives. With the money received, the school purchased bicycles, pedometers and bike helmets for students.
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