Bus Co. Keeps Tabs on Fare Boxes

By Mary Catherine O'Connor

After a proof-of-technology pilot, a Vancouver bus company plans to roll out an active RFID system to track its buses and fare-collection equipment.

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Fare collection is the most common RFID application in mass transit systems. But if and when commuters and students who ride buses operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC), start paying with RFID, the bus company will likely already be using the technology for other applications. Coast Mountain, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a subsidiary of TransLink, greater Vancouver's transportation authority. This summer, Coast Mountain com...

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