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Fare Cards

June 19, 2019, 6am PDT
A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.
ECNS
May 17, 2016, 9am PDT
The changes to DART's fare system will target improvements in the user experience for residents without bank accounts or enough cash to buy monthly passes—i.e., some of the people who need transit most.
The Dallas Morning News
January 7, 2016, 11am PST
This is cool: a Brazilian publisher created pocket books that double as transit tickets—and gave away 10,000 of them, each loaded with ten free transit rides.
Open Culture
September 18, 2015, 9am PDT
Los Angeles County has dreamed the impossible dream—and will now provide transit access to all of its transit agencies with the use of one fare card.
Curbed LA
August 12, 2015, 6am PDT
Some people dream of jet packs, others dream of using a smartphone to navigate between transit systems and modes without needing to stop to buy a new fare card.
CityLab
November 13, 2014, 1pm PST
How much money goes unused in the form of spare change leftover on transit cards around the world? One invention would allow those fares to go to charity instead of washing away in the laundry or at the bottom of the dump.
Fast Co.Exist