The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council invites transportation agencies and council members to discuss directions and trends in fare payment at an in-person meeting in Philadelphia, Sept. 18-19, 2012 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
The meeting is an invitation to small, medium and large transportation agencies to attend an interactive event with two days of presentations and roundtable discussions on the directions and trends in fare payment that are driving new fare collection system implementations.
Sessions will include discussion of strategies for accepting open bank card payments for public transportation, challenges and opportunities for commuter rail, best practices for transit business and technical architectures, financial industry technologies and directions that affect fare collection, and the impact of new fare collection systems on fare policy.
At the close of the first day, attendees are also invited to tour Port Authority Transit Corporation’s (PATCO’s) Wave-and-Pay ANYWHERE Visa Prepaid Card trial location, as well as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Operations Center. SEPTA is one of the first transit agencies deploying an open fare payment system.
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