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Panel: ‘Contactless Smart Cards for Transit Fare Payment: A Paradigm Shift’

8:14 PM EST on November 6, 2006

MTA New York City Transit is exploring an option that permits payment of fare at the point of entry using a standard, bank-issued contactless smart card device. This is a paradigm shift from traditional approaches to fare collection in which transit agencies issue fare media and tickets that are integral to a stand-alone, custom-designed fare collection system. Panelists will review this paradigm shift and explore some of its implications.

Featured Panelists:

Randy Vanderhoof, Smart Card Alliance

Gregory Garback, Smart Card Alliance

Burt Willhem, MasterCard Worldwide

Steve Frazzini, MTA NYC Transit

Paul Korczak, MTA NYC Transit

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