In today’s public transit systems, contactless smart card are challenging traditional payment methods, offering advantages to both riders and public transit service providers.
For service providers, smart card technology reduces passenger loading delays, as well as the overhead involved in processing individual cash fare transactions. Smart cards are virtually impossible to replicate, reducing fraud, and can be easily programmed to accommodate reduced-fare groups, cutting down on administrative costs. Smart cards also offer detailed rider data that was previously only available from expensive surveys, increasing operational and marketing efficiency.
The advantages of cashless payment, fare protection on prepaid tickets, and monthly passes that can begin on any day of the month, increase rider satisfaction, as do faster transit times.
Plastek Cards offers custom contactless smart cards embedded with a variety of microcontrollers to public transit service providers and smart card payment system manufacturers.