22 May '14, 8pm

D.C. Metro to retrofit vending machines to dispense smartcards - News - METRO Magazine

D.C. Metro to retrofit vending machines to dispense smartcards - News - METRO Magazine

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) plans to retrofit more than 500 fare vending machines at stations throughout the system to dispense SmarTrip cards, rather than paper fare cards. The contract for the ticket vending machines has not yet been awarded, according to Metro. Metro is steadily transitioning away from the use of 1970s-era magnetic paper farecard technology. The machinery used to process paper fare cards is outmoded and includes an intricate system of rollers, printers, sensors, and wiring that is difficult and time-consuming to maintain when compared to the contactless SmarTrip technology. Today, more than 90% of all Metrorail riders already use a SmarTrip card to pay for their trip. According to Metro, SmarTrip is faster, safer and more convenient than using a paper farecard in several ways, including:

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2014/05/d-c-metr...

Tweets

TyneTeesWear News: Nexus calls for Metro strike...

nexus.org.uk 23 May '14, 3pm

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Metro system, has called on the RMT union and DB Regio to urgen...

@sarahkingwell

@sarahkingwell

networkwestmidlands.com 25 May '14, 11am

The Metro has a 6-8 minute frequency Monday - Saturday and also features an earlier start where the first tram leaves Birm...

Elderly man stuns commuters on Shanghai Metro w...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 23 May '14, 4am

Photos of an agile old man turning somersaults while gripping handrails on a Shanghai Metro train have become a talking po...

Using State Machines In Your Projects

Using State Machines In Your Projects

hackaday.com 27 May '14, 8pm

[Tony] has developed a method of using a state machine to validate keypad inputs. His method checks the commands character...

Energy retrofit complete at Castle Square. MassHousing had $54 million in financing. #mahousing

Energy retrofit complete at Castle Square. Mass...

ecobuildingpulse.com 23 May '14, 2pm

When WinnDevelopment and Castle Square Tenants Organization partnered to renovate a 540,000-square-foot property in Boston...

8 Ways to Make Your Transit Maintenance Facilit...

metro-magazine.com 23 May '14, 5pm

Maintenance facilities are the operational backbone of transit agencies, helping wash, clean and maintain thousands of bus...

TyneTeesWear News: Planned Metro strike action ...

nexus.org.uk 21 May '14, 7pm

Metro will run a high frequency service between Newcastle and Sunderland before and after the One Direction concert on Wed...

Slideshow: Vending Machines Undergo a Complete Overhaul - Design News: Slideshow: Vending Machin... #R…

Slideshow: Vending Machines Undergo a Complete ...

designnews.com 01 Jun '14, 11am

For decades, vending technology seemingly changed little from an ancient Egyptian device that dispensed holy water at the ...