Government: RFID Puts Ferries, Buses and Trains on One Ticket

By Doug

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A consortium of seven transit agencies in the Seattle, Wash. area, including Sound Transit—the Puget Sound's regional transit authority—is using a system for transit riders to access ferries, buses and trains by tapping a single RFID ORCA ("One Regional Card for All") card. Many travelers arrive or leave the Seattle area by ferry, then subsequently ride buses or trains. Each transit agency has its own fare system, and paying for each ride often r...

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