Pittsburgh’s Port Authority is testing smart cards on one bus line this summer hoping to work out any glitches before deploying the new fare boxes system wide, according to a report in the Pittsburg Tribune-Review.
Ten Port Authority buses received fare collection boxes capable of using the smart-card technology and a dozen employees traveling from home in the North Hills were selected to participate in a test of the cards.
Scheidt & Bachmann USA Inc. provided the fare boxes. The authority wants to finish the pilot program before commenting on how the cards and fare boxes perform.
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