Oct 13, 2006

Fare cards on the way for GTA travellers

My comments:When it came to smart cards the employees of Ajax Transit were the pioneers. Do you think these consultants will remember the trial and errors from the past? Of course not. The Ontario government has given them a wad of $ money $ to spend… and they will.

The vision of an electronic public-transit fare card that would allow commuters in the Greater Toronto Area to hop on a suburban bus, transfer to a GO train and then head into the subway system -- all without fumbling for change -- got a little closer to reality yesterday.

Donna Cansfield, Ontario's Minister of Transportation, announced a $250-million, 10-year contract with a consortium led by international management consultant Accenture to implement and run the long-awaited "smart card" system. Read more…


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